By Paul Robinson

14th Dec, 2020 | 5:23pm

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been handed a “huge boost” by the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from injury.

That is according to former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the worst injury crisis he can remember at any club ever.

The Reds were without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsmikas, James Milner and Naby Keita for the trip to Craven Cottage yesterday, while Joel Matip was withdrawn at half-time.

However, Oxlade-Chamberlain recovered from a long-term knee injury to take a place on the bench for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Fulham.

The England international has missed a total of 75 games because of injury since he arrived at Anfield in August 2017.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the versatile midfielder’s return, Robinson said: “It is a huge boost to have him back before Christmas.

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“He had such a big impact when he came back from his last injury. He did so well last year and I think having him back as part of the squad is obviously a boost.

“But I have been impressed with Curtis Jones in there this season, the young players have stepped up for Jurgen Klopp this season.

“They were not at their best on Sunday but they thrashed Leicester at Anfield when they had so many players missing.

“I cannot remember a team that has had this many key players injured at one time.”

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