Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could leave the club this summer.
According to The Times‘ Paul Joyce, the Reds will allow the Englishman to depart Anfield in the coming months.
Despite being fit for the entire 2021-22 campaign, Oxlade-Chamberlain only played 1,526 minutes of football for the Reds.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that there is talk regarding his future. Oxlade-Chamberlain is contracted until the summer of 2023.
Anfield Watch Verdict
We would not blame Oxlade-Chamberlain if he departed Anfield this summer. The reality is, he is behind the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones in the pecking order.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, 28, is too good of a player to be sitting on the bench on a weekly basis.
Jurgen Klopp's comments in the past back up the aforementioned argument.
“I do want to specifically mention Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,” he said back in late 2017, as quoted by Liverpool Offside.
“He has shown his class each and every time he has had the opportunity on the pitch and the weekend was another example of this. He is like dynamite when he comes on.
“Aggressive in the most positive way. Front foot always. Looking to attack and create. These performances come because of how good his attitude is in training at Melwood. He has the highest quality in everything he does; sometimes I think he is the last to realise this.”
Overall, Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a decent player for Liverpool. The midfielder has scored 17 goals and registered 15 assists in 133 appearances for the club's first-team.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has also won six major trophies with the Reds. He has been a fantastic servant for Liverpool. Oxlade-Chamberlain has always given his absolute best.
If our No.15 does leave Anfield in the near future, we will wish him nothing but the best.