Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was
handed his first England start in over 18 months after a serious injury ended his hopes of playing at last year’s World Cup.
The 26-year-old has been included in Gareth Southgate’s starting line-up for Thursday’s Euro 2020 clash with Montenegro at Wembley.
He last featured among the starting XI for the Three Lions in a friendly with Italy back in March 2018.
Oxlade-Chamberlain looked a shoe-in to be included in the squad for the tournament in Russia, before suffering knee ligament damage in Liverpool’s Champions League quarter-final with Roma on April 24, 2018.
Southgate said at the time: “I think we’ve been quite clear in that he would have been in the starting XI for the World Cup had he been fit.”
He was ruled out for over year with his injury, and was recently dropped from the England set-up after limited appearances…