First thing’s first: there’s been absolutely no proper reports that Liverpool are even interested in Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – let alone that we’ve finalised a deal.
But yesterday, ‘Liverpool Twitter’ went crazy when ‘ITK’ Graeme Kelly claimed that a deal to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield was done…
Oxlade Chamberlain lads, feel bad saying it, been told today it’s done. Got no fee info like.
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) April 15, 2017
This guy got the Brendan Rodgers sacking right (it’s pinned to his home page), but he’s not exactly Paul Joyce or James Pearce in terms of reliability.
Still, his claim got Liverpool fans talking on Twitter, especially considering a previous report in the Telegraph suggesting he’d cost us £35m.
The general consensus seemed to be that for anything under £20m, fans would take him, with his contract expiring in 2018, but a heftier fee would be frowned upon..
It’s important to note that when asked about the Englishman in January, Jurgen Klopp claimed he had zero interest, but this hasn’t stopped fans debating the issue.
Here’s some of the feedback:
— Glen McCarthy (@GlenMcC93) April 15, 2017
— Akash (@Akash_LFC) April 15, 2017
@GraemeKelly1 If we can keep him fit and it's a decent price he'd be a decent signing.
— James Campbell (@theonionlives) April 15, 2017
— Chas Krish (@cmkj35) April 15, 2017
— Charlie G (@charliegillno1) April 15, 2017
@GraemeKelly1 Fuck sake. Linked with Keita and van dijk, end up signing a broken and shit ox. Typical lfc. When will we learn?
— Kloppo (@klopp810) April 15, 2017
— PENALTYPOOL (@OldManTerence) April 15, 2017
@GraemeKelly1 Ox can play, can run, versatile, determined, versatile, has some dribble, English…depending on the fee, like it.
— PM (@FCDC1052) April 15, 2017
@GraemeKelly1 Just a theory but another Wijnaldum/Lallana type player which honestly I like, already played well in CM for arsenal so to me a god move
— Tyla James Roxburgh (@UltimaRed) April 15, 2017
— J$TAR (@Junior1don) April 15, 2017