Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be about to personally hand Liverpool a boost in their pursuit of him by ending contract talks and seeking a move away from Arsenal.
The 23-year-old will tell the London club that he wants to leave the Emirates Stadium during the summer transfer window, according to Jonathan Northcroft of the Sunday Times.
Jurgen Klopp has been dubbed as an avid admirer of Oxlade-Chamberlain over recent months with the midfielder having emerged as a key target for the Reds.
The player now seems set to bring stalling talks over a new deal at Arsenal to a halt and instead look to continue his career elsewhere in the hope of finally producing his top form on a regular basis.
Doing so would undoubtedly enhance Liverpool’s chances of luring the England international to Anfield with reports earlier on in the year suggesting he would be attracted to working with Klopp.
Arsenal are likely to ask for upwards of £25million for a player with the versatility and the explosive attacking traits ideally suited to the current Liverpool setup.
A man yet to unlock his full potential could thrive under the guidance of a manager with a track history of bringing the very best out of his players. Mixed reactions to the club’s interest in Oxlade-Chamberlain are understandable given his inconsistency over the past couple of seasons, yet there is good reason to be excited about what Klopp could help him become were the pair to work together.