Liverpool is experimenting with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his fundamental place within the facet forward of the brand new Premier League season. We’re now coming as much as 4 years since Liverpool raided Arsenal to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain in a £40million deal. Many anticipated massive issues from Oxlade-Chamberlain at Anfield, however, to cite Judge Elihu Smails from Caddyshack… we’re ready.
Now 27 and having simply two years left on his Liverpool contract, Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn’t lived as much as his price ticket and is at risk of getting his profession at the highest of the Premier League fizzle out. Jurgen Klopp is now attempting one thing new. This pre-season, he has determined to check out Oxlade-Chamberlain as a striker.
It has been labored on in coaching after which utilized in a 30-minute pre-season pleasant in opposition to Stuttgart earlier this week. Oxlade-Chamberlain might match as a false 9 in Liverpool’s set up; he’s fast, good with the ball at his ft and may press, so Klopp might even see him as the best competitor for Roberto Firmino somewhat than forking out on one other signing.
Oxlade-Chamberlain didn’t rate in opposition to Stuttgart in his new position, however, Klopp was impressed. Klopp has told LFC TV that you would ‘definitely’ see why Oxlade-Chamberlain is a choice in that space of the pitch and hinted that the experiment will proceed by saying ‘we will see how that goes on.
“Ox you could see in the first few minutes immediately that it is an option, definitely. We will see how that goes on,” mentioned Klopp.