Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in agony as injury fears sparked in Liverpool Club World Cup final

That knock caused the Anfield fan favourite to be sidelined for over a year as his recovery took several setbacks.

Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first Premier League start for the club in 16 months against Southampton in August and has since established himself as one of Klopp’s top options in midfield this term.

The tribulations of returning from a long-term injury could haunt Oxlade-Chamberlain, who explained spoke of the difficult process after that turnout against the Saints.

“On a personal level, it’s nice for me. It has been a while since I started but I’m delighted that I could help contribute to the team.