Liverpool journalist Paul Gorst has made a claim on Reds midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his current season at Anfield.
This comes after Gorst recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside club.
On the subject of Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gorst had this to say about the Englishman.
He said: “I think Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might find himself increasingly marginalised now between now and the end of the season, with less games to play.
“Okay, [it has] been a little bit unfair, he’s had his injury problems, but hasn’t really shown much when he’s been allowed to play.”
Liverpool signed Oxlade-Chamberlain back in August 2017 from fellow Premier League side Arsenal for a fee of £34.2 million.
Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £21.6 million, has made 92 appearances for the Reds in which he has managed to score 13 goals and provide 11 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Paul Gorst’s comments on Oxlade-Chamberlain…
Given how Oxlade-Chamberlain has only made four appearances for Liverpool in the Premier League so far this season and has only managed to earn himself a disappointing season rating of 6.26/10 for his appearances, it’s understandable why Gorst thinks the midfielder hasn’t been impressive so far this season.
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Also, taking into account the fact that Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered his fair share of injuries since arriving at the Merseyside club as Gorst mentioned in the podcast, this could be why he hasn’t made that many league appearances so far this season.
In our view, Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn’t really made an impact at Liverpool so far this season, but with fellow Reds midfielder Naby Keita currently out injured with an ankle problem, this makes Oxlade-Chamberlain a valid option for Klopp to use in his team when he needs to.