Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reached a major milestone in his recovery after kicking a ball again. The England international is still undergoing intense rehabilitation after he suffered serious knee ligament damage in April.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to miss the majority of the current campaign due to the issue but he continues to work hard behind the scenes.
The former Southampton and Arsenal man admits the recovery process is boring but he is slowly improving.
He told the club’s official website: “It’s going well – very boring, very slow, very long, all the good stuff! But I’m making progress, which is obviously what we need.
“It’s just a long process and I just keep plugging away, but I’m in good spirits and I’m really positive about it.
“You just get into a routine [with] tunnel vision and keep going, setting yourself little goals and little things to achieve.”
He added: “I passed the ball the other day, not very well, but I started passing the ball and that was massive for me to be able to kick and know that my knee can kick a ball.
“Even though it was five yards, I’ve started working on stuff like that and it’s little wins like that that keep you going and keep you pushing forward to the next one.”