By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 13:39 GMT, 1 November 2017 | Updated: 13:39 GMT, 1 November 2017
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is delighted with the progress shown by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but insists patience is still required before handing him a regular starting role.
The midfielder has been limited to a string of cameo appearances from the substitutes bench during his time on Merseyside so far, with his only start coming in the League Cup defeat by Leicester in September.
Oxlade-Chamberlain could feature in the starting line-up in his team's Champions League clash against Maribor as the Reds are without a number of key personnel including Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana, while Philippe Coutinho remains a doubt.
Jurgen Klopp (right) has called for patience regarding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Oxlade-Chamberlain has only managed to make one start since joining from Arsenal
The 24-year-old has impressed Klopp with his performances since joining from Arsenal for £35million this summer but the German insists patience is required while he remains in the early stages of his Anfield career.
'I do want to specifically mention Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,' he told the club's official website.