Champions League

Liverpool's Chamberlain hoping to feature against Spurs in final

2019-05-24 08:16
Jurgen Klopp and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Jurgen Klopp and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Fit-again Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says it would "be amazing" to play some part in the Champions League showdown with Tottenham Hotspurs, having missed last year's final through injury.

The 25-year-old sustained a serious knee injury in the semi-final first leg against Roma, a problem which ruled him out of the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid a month later and sidelined him for 12 months in total.

Having made his comeback in two substitute appearances amounting to just 20 minutes, the 25-year-old is hoping he gets to make up for missing out last year.

He will, at least, be guaranteed a place on the bench for the clash against Tottenham on June 1 in the Wanda Metropolitano as a change in regulations means clubs can name 12 substitutes for UEFA's showpiece finals.

"I wasn't able to get loads of minutes (on his return) but I was happy to just come back," he told the club's official website.

"Dreams are made of maybe having some part to play in Madrid, but it's not about me - it's about making sure whoever is on the pitch does the job for the club and for the team.

"If I can be involved, that would be amazing, but just to be around it and be fit and healthy again is good for me as well at the minute.

"At times it's been a little bit frustrating as well because you feel you are back and to then keep up with these boys after the long season they've had and the intensity they train at, coming back from a year (out) it's not so easy and you pick up little things along the way.

"It's been another little journey for me the last part, but it's been really exciting to be in and around the team and in contention to maybe have some part in the final, but just to be involved is amazing for me.

"After 'crutching' my way around the pitch last year, it's nice to be in this situation!"


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Tuesday, 07 April 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Tuesday, 14 April 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Tuesday, 05 May 2020
TBA v TBA, TBA 02:00
Saturday, 30 May 2020
TBA v TBA, Ataturk Olympic Stadium 02:00
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will emerge victorious in this season's Champions League?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.