Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be ready to return to first-team action after the international break.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, as reported by Goal, Klopp provided an injury update on the midfielder.
Oxlade, I heard nothing new. There’s no rush for the weekend or in general, so for sure after the international break he will be 100 per cent fit.
The Englishman will now be hoping to play some part against Spurs at Anfield towards the end of the month.
It is unlikely that he will be starting a game anytime soon, Klopp will no doubt be eager to ease him back into action slowly after so long out of the game.
Having the former Arsenal man available will come as a huge boost to the Reds ahead of a tricky Premier League run-in.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been working his way back to full fitness by featuring for the club’s U23s side. There had been some concerns after he limped off against Derby County but those fears were quickly played down.
Liverpool's next five fixtures
This game against Scott Parker’s Fulham has come around too quickly for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Liverpool welcome Tottenham after the international break and the Ox will be hoping to at least play some part in the match.
A tricky away game against Southampton follows, with the Saints edging ever closer to Premier League safety.
Liverpool then welcome Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea then make their way to Anfield in a game that could go a long way to deciding the title race and the hunt for the top four.