Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool from Arsenal on the final day of the 2017 summer transfer window.

With Jürgen Klopp keen to ensure the midfielder was fully in tune with the team’s style of play, Oxlade-Chamberlain would have to wait until November to receive his first Premier League start for the Reds.

But he then quickly found his feet on Merseyside and added to the attacking dimension of Klopp’s side.

Memorable goals in front of the Kop against Manchester City, both in the Premier League and Champions League, soon followed.

But the England international’s hugely-encouraging first season on Merseyside was cruelly cut short due to a knee ligament injury sustained against AS Roma in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield back in April 2018.

Liverpool believed it was likely Oxlade-Chamberlain would miss the whole 2018-19 season as a result, although the true extent of the injury was only publicly disclosed in the off-season, with the player not wanting the news to distract his teammates from the ongoing European run.

However, one year and two days on from suffering the injury in a tackle, Oxlade-Chamberlain made a return to first-team action with a cameo from the bench against Huddersfield Town at Anfield on April 26, 2019.

He was an unused substitute as the Reds won the 2019 Champions League final in Madrid by beating Tottenham Hotspur.

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