The former Arsenal man is still expected to miss the majority of the 2018/19 season after rupturing knee ligaments against Roma last season
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed he has kicked a ball for the first time in four months as he reaches a significant milestone on the road to recovery.
The Liverpool midfielder had his season cruelly cut short in the first leg of the Champions League Final against Roma in April.
An innocuous challenge left the England man writhing in agony on the touchline with ruptured ligaments – shattering his European and World Cup dream in an instant.
Although it is still expected he will miss the entirety of this season, the former Arsenal star admits he is in good spirits, especially after such a significant breakthrough.
He said on the latest edition of LFC Later: “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.
“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.”