Danny Mills has been left bouncing after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned to full training.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Leeds United and England full-back admitted he thinks the 27-year-old is a “magnificent” player.
Klopp revealed Oxlade-Chamberlain could feature against Fulham on Sunday after returning to full training this week at Liverpool’s new AXA Training Centre.
The England international has not featured all campaign after suffering a knee injury on a pre-season camp in Austria.
His return comes as a timely boost with Klopp without midfielders Thiago Alcantara, James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri out this weekend.
Mills has insisted it will not be long before Oxlade-Chamberlain returns to the England squad if he can re-find his best form.
He told Football Insider: “I think the Ox is magnificent, I think he’s an outstanding player.
“If he can get back to form, I think he goes back into the England squad very soon. Again, he’s got a bit of everything. He’s a ball carrier, he’s a passer, he’s dynamic, he’s got great technique, he can score goals, he can cause problems. He’s got a bit of everything.
“I really like him as a player. Fingers crossed for Liverpool fan’s sake, and for England, he gets back to speed as soon as possible.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain has earned 35 senior England caps but has not represented his country since November 2019.
Since his move to Merseyside from Arsenal, he has scored 13 goals and provided 10 assists in 87 games across all competitions for the Reds.
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