Liverpool are currently deep in the middle of a Premier League title race and they could set to receive a massive boost with the news that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the verge of a return.
The former Arsenal star made a massive impact in a Liverpool shirt last season as the Reds went all the way to the Champions League but he has been out for close to a year after injuring his knee against Roma.
The England International will make his return to football this week with a game for the U23 team in the mini Derby against Everton on a Monday night a distinct possibility according to the Liverpool Echo.
A game against Derby on Friday for the second team is the other option with one of the two matches ear marked as a the return date which will delight Jurgen Klopp ahead of a busy run of games over the next month.
The news could be just the tonic the Liverpool squad needs as they look to make history in the Premier League and in Europe with the away leg against Bayern Munich also on the horizon.
Chamberlain is a massive fans favourite on the Kop and the news that he is set to be back in a red shirt has been met with delight on social media...
absolutely massive news - (@LFCGGG)
Brilliant news can't wait to have him back - (@hitmanharj)
That's excellent news and a boost to the other players, wish him the very best on his return..... - (@AlgButterworth)
Liverpool play Everton in the Derby on Sunday afternoon knowing that only as win will send them back to the top of the table but the fans and players can rest easy knowing that one of the key players is close to a long awaited return.