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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3040 on: August 22, 2019, 12:44:25 pm »
They've missed out the Posterolateral corner rupture from that as well. There's people I know who are surprised hes back playing.

Not surprised - there were Physios with public profiles who said as much
Given what you’ve seen and know what are the chances of him getting back to his former level.... I know it’s speculation but do you have a view?
Felt like it was impossible but seeing him play it looks like it might be - assuming it won’t be a linear recovery?

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3041 on: August 22, 2019, 02:12:04 pm »

He’d not only torn his anterior cruciate ligament, but also ruptured his lateral collateral ligament too. His medial ligament was damaged, while his lateral hamstring tendon had been torn clean off the bone. It was, Massey told him, about as bad as it gets.


Wow. That sounds horrible. A complete car crash of an injury. I would think we'll still need be careful with him as he begins playing regular competitive football over the next few months? Probably unlikely we'll see him doing back to back 90 minutes midweek/weekend?

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3042 on: August 22, 2019, 02:18:08 pm »
Wow. That sounds horrible. A complete car crash of an injury. I would think we'll still need be careful with him as he begins playing regular competitive football over the next few months? Probably unlikely we'll see him doing back to back 90 minutes midweek/weekend?

The club has been careful with him through out the entire process. We didn't play in midweek, we played last Saturday, so he has a week in between. The club isn't going to push him if he isn't feeling right

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3043 on: August 22, 2019, 02:28:11 pm »
Unsurprisingly, his attitude throughout all of this seems to have been top notch.

It was great to see him back in midfield on Saturday. There was a moment early in the match where he picked up the ball and had a run at Southampton's backline, something we rarely saw last season from our midfielders. It's hard to think of a midfielder out there who has the kind of pace he does, coupled with his pressing ability. AIUnderPressure (@AIUnderPressure) on Twitter posted some of his pressing numbers earlier this week for those interested. Over the course of the match, he had 14 presses that led to possession wins, which is the third most for a player since Klopp took over as manager, and won possession off of Hojbjerg 6 of the 8 times he pressed him. Impressive to say the least, especially for his start in midfield since the injury.

He was genuinely one of the best midfielders in the league over that 3 month span in the second half of 17/18, so hopefully he can get back to his best with time.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3044 on: August 22, 2019, 02:49:27 pm »
He also played a great ball for Salah which if it had resulted in a goal, would have meant rapturous reviews for Ox, and an enshrinement of something specific and measurable that he brings to the midfield. Loads more of that to come, hopefully.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3045 on: August 22, 2019, 03:19:17 pm »
The guy has an elite mentality and you can tell he's a big personality in the dressing room. Love his attitude and you could see the drive in him from when he was still at Arsenal, it was one of the main reasons i was adamant he would be a great signing

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« Reply #3046 on: August 22, 2019, 04:11:59 pm »
I just hope we can get back the pre-injury Ox this season, there will be a moment where it clicks. He is the perfect midfielder for his role in this team I just hope a full recovery is possible.

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« Reply #3047 on: August 22, 2019, 04:14:50 pm »
Fucking hell... His knee is all rebuilt by technology - Alex "Borg" Oxlade Chamberlain.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3048 on: August 22, 2019, 06:21:25 pm »
Not surprised - there were Physios with public profiles who said as much
Given what you’ve seen and know what are the chances of him getting back to his former level.... I know it’s speculation but do you have a view?
Felt like it was impossible but seeing him play it looks like it might be - assuming it won’t be a linear recovery?
Given the level of his injury, his performance against Southampton was genuinely astonishing.  I can’t believe he’s walking properly let alone performing at that level.

Klopps comments on his running looking so natural make more sense now having read that too.

He’s clearly going to improve as he gets fitter, I’d be most worried about reoccurrence of injury myself..

Still, that he played at all is something to behold
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3049 on: August 22, 2019, 06:25:56 pm »
I’d be most worried about reoccurrence of injury myself..
 

Why?

Not surprised - there were Physios with public profiles who said as much
Given what you’ve seen and know what are the chances of him getting back to his former level.... I know it’s speculation but do you have a view?
Felt like it was impossible but seeing him play it looks like it might be - assuming it won’t be a linear recovery?

No idea. I've never come across an injury as bad as this and have someone return to sport so couldn't even make a guess. He's in the best environment for it though.

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« Reply #3050 on: August 22, 2019, 06:32:30 pm »
Why?

Because I have no idea what I’m taking about ;D
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3051 on: August 22, 2019, 06:59:14 pm »
Because I have no idea what I’m taking about ;D

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3052 on: August 22, 2019, 07:01:33 pm »
Just announced he’s signed a new deal ... bit leftfield!!

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3053 on: August 22, 2019, 07:02:22 pm »
Just announced he’s signed a new deal ... bit leftfield!!

He plays on the right as well ;D
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« Reply #3054 on: August 22, 2019, 07:14:08 pm »
Perhaps an indication they’re confident he can get back to his previous level
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3055 on: August 22, 2019, 07:20:24 pm »
Perhaps an indication they’re confident he can get back to his previous level
Agreed. I can't see why we would give him a new deal unless we think he's still able to perform at the top level.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3056 on: August 22, 2019, 07:22:16 pm »
Just announced he’s signed a new deal ... bit leftfield!!
It’s been in the pipe line for ages.

Essentially it’s a years extension to make up for the year he missed.  A good sign the club are confident in his his recovery I guess.
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« Reply #3057 on: August 22, 2019, 07:27:40 pm »
It’s been in the pipe line for ages.

Essentially it’s a years extension to make up for the year he missed.  A good sign the club are confident in his his recovery I guess.
Thought he signed a years extension last season is this not a second extension?
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« Reply #3058 on: August 22, 2019, 07:31:47 pm »
Thought he signed a years extension last season is this not a second extension?
No, this is it.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3059 on: August 22, 2019, 07:36:56 pm »
Just announced he’s signed a new deal ... bit leftfield!!

Told you he was signing a new deal months ago.

Pleased it's done. Cracking player.

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« Reply #3060 on: August 22, 2019, 07:37:54 pm »
And on the question of his fitness... he didn’t miss a session in preseason.  With that injury, it’s simply incredible
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« Reply #3061 on: August 22, 2019, 07:54:45 pm »
No, this is it.
Ah ok, makes a bit more sense, memory obviously playing tricks on me thought the original mention of this back in April was longer ago
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #3062 on: August 22, 2019, 08:11:10 pm »
Get in, Ox! Really chuffed about this and the way he's looking on the field. He adds a different dynamic, and set of balls to the rest of the team, imho.

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« Reply #3063 on: August 22, 2019, 08:33:58 pm »
Great news, love the guy
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« Reply #3064 on: August 22, 2019, 09:14:51 pm »
Reading that article, even though he didn’t play a minute, the lad deserves a champions League winners medal for coming through all that and still being the character he is. 

Nothing but respect for him, I’d have been a properly sulky twat.

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« Reply #3065 on: August 22, 2019, 09:15:50 pm »
happy with this, hopefully we see the Ox in devastating form soon

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« Reply #3066 on: August 22, 2019, 09:55:59 pm »
Like a new signing.

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« Reply #3067 on: August 22, 2019, 10:11:48 pm »
And on the question of his fitness... he didn’t miss a session in preseason.  With that injury, it’s simply incredible


His attitude and commitment to rehab should be a case study.
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« Reply #3068 on: August 22, 2019, 10:12:02 pm »
Reading that article, even though he didn’t play a minute, the lad deserves a champions League winners medal for coming through all that and still being the character he is. 

Nothing but respect for him, I’d have been a properly sulky twat.

He was a named substitute so got a medal?

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« Reply #3069 on: August 22, 2019, 10:24:53 pm »
He was a named substitute so got a medal?
The hamstring repair sounds incredible.  I’ve never heard of that in professional football before.

He did get a medal, but o better the super cup one meant more as he played in it.
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« Reply #3070 on: August 23, 2019, 12:44:31 am »
I think what has been very important in this whole process has been the patience displayed by Klopp/club and the attitude shown by Ox.
Its about 16 months since the injury and finally he is back. There might have been temptation to push him end of last season by other clubs/coaches but this has been managed really well.

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« Reply #3071 on: August 23, 2019, 02:39:05 am »
"Like it never happened" contract extension is brilliant.

Now its right back to the day he came in from arsenal imo. 2nd half of this year hes gonna start to light it up again in some serious way. Be choppy gains from here to there is my prediction.
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« Reply #3072 on: August 23, 2019, 06:24:55 am »
He was a named substitute so got a medal?
Liverpool were given 40 medals, so I surely hope he got one of those.
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« Reply #3073 on: August 23, 2019, 07:30:16 am »
Happy about the new deal. Glad to see him doing so well after his knee injury

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« Reply #3074 on: August 23, 2019, 09:33:14 am »
Great news.. Klopp wants a song for the lad.

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« Reply #3075 on: August 23, 2019, 06:03:27 pm »
Great news.. Klopp wants a song for the lad.

Version of the Icelandic Thunderclap, but saying "Ox!" instead of "Uh!" would be good.

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« Reply #3076 on: August 23, 2019, 06:03:56 pm »
If he cant get back to his level before the Roma injury then hes the missing piece for me.

He gives us that link between midfield and attack that we dont always get from our other midfielders.

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« Reply #3077 on: August 23, 2019, 06:06:00 pm »
Version of the Icelandic Thunderclap, but saying "Ox!" instead of "Uh!" would be good.

It would be one of the shittest songs/chants that we've ever had for a player

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« Reply #3078 on: August 24, 2019, 07:27:58 pm »
Not very surprising given how long he was out, but he looks pretty far off his pre injury level
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« Reply #3079 on: August 24, 2019, 07:30:05 pm »
Not very surprising given how long he was out, but he looks pretty far off his pre injury level

He played out wide. He isn't going to do much there.