Date: 10th February 2021 at 10:30am
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Liverpool journalist Pearce has been sharing his thoughts on midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his current situation at the Merseyside club. 

This comes after Pearce recently made an appearance on The Athletic’s Liverpool-themed podcast The Red Agenda where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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On the subject of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has only made seven appearances for Liverpool across all competitions so far this season, Pearce had this to say about the Englishman. (30.51)

He said: “I think he’s had a lot of misfortune with the injuries, but he has been available for more than half the league games now this season, but just rarely turned to but when Klopp has thrown him in, he hasn’t improved Liverpool that’s the issue.

“It is a huge few months for someone like Oxlade-Chamberlain.”

Liverpool signed the 27-year-old back in August 2017 from fellow Premier League side Arsenal for a fee of £34.2 million.

Since then, the Englishman, who is currently valued at £21.6 million, has made 94 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 James Pearce’s comments on Oxlade-Chamberlain…

Given how Oxlade-Chamberlain has only managed to earn himself a fairly disappointing season rating of 6.18/10 for his performances in the Premier League so far this season, it’s understandable why Pearce has questioned the impact Oxlade-Chamberlain has had on the team this year.

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However, given how the former Arsenal has struggled with his fair share of injuries since he arrived at Anfield, this could be why he hasn’t been able to have a consistent run of games this season and therefore leading to his poor performances.

In our view, if Oxlade-Chamberlain doesn’t fix up his performances for the Reds, he could find himself in danger of being moved on from the club elsewhere.