The Irishman is basically implying that there are plenty of other players ahead of the midfielder in the pecking order.
“But a quality player.”
Anfield Watch Verdict
We can definitely see where Keane is coming from. Despite being fit, Oxlade-Chamberlain has only started in 15 games for Liverpool this season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been used as a forward at different times this season. But, a handful of attacking players are ahead of him too (Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz).
There is no denying that Oxlade-Chamberlain possesses ability. Footage highlights that he is more than capable of scoring and creating goals.
"He can dribble past people which is hard for a midfielder," the 43-year-old told BT Sport.
"It’s great to see him get back in [the team]. I like the way that he gets into those [attacking] positions.
"Once he gets into those pockets in behind the opposition’s midfield he can dribble and shoot.
"He’s a fantastic footballer and it’s all about decision making there. He offers something totally different in the midfield for Liverpool."
But, as Keane has implied, Oxlade-Chamberlain's career at Anfield could be coming to an end.
If he wants to play regular senior football, he may have to depart the club.