Jurgen Klopp is still very interested in Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, despite being close to wrapping up a deal for Roma’s Mo Salah.
The Egyptian plays on the right-wing, with some suggesting that once we acquire the 24-year-old, we’ll exit the chase for The Ox’s signature.
Respected Sunday Times journalist Jonathan Northcroft has promised Reds that this isn’t the case, however.
“Just because Liverpool have signed Salah doesn’t mean they won’t also sign Oxlade-Chamberlain. Klopp likes him a lot,” Northcroft told The Echo’s Liverpool Review Podcast.
Despite the fact his formative years were spent on the wing, the 27-cap Englishman is probably best used centrally – and would be perfect for one of the advanced roles either side of the anchorman in Klopp’s regular midfield trio.
What’s more, he also provides great cover for the wide areas in a 4-3-3, and proved with Arsenal towards the end of last season that he’s a superb right wing-back, too.
His youth, speed, tenacity and skill makes Oxlade-Chamberlain a seemingly perfect Klopp player.
With 12 months left to run on the 23-year-old’s contract, he’s surely attainable as well – although recent reports suggest we’ll have to battle Chelsea and Manchester City for his services.