Former Irish international Eamnon Dunphy, who was on the books at United and is a famous pundit in his homeland, has blasted Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool’s summer decisions.
Dunphy reckons that spending £40m on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who’s so far made just one start (in the League Cup to boot) was nonsensical considering our defensive woes.
“He just spent £40m on Oxlade Chamberlain, who was a squad player at Arsenal and will be at Liverpool. He’s got no position,” Dunphy told RTE Sport.
“Anyone with common sense and a sense of priority would have spent it on a defender.”
Many Liverpool fans would agree with Dunphy’s sentiments.
To shell out such a large sum of money on the England international, especially with him having just one year left on his Arsenal deal, was odd – considering that even at the time there seemed no obvious spot for him in the team.
Even stranger is that now, with Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane injured, Oxlade-Chamberlain still can’t buy a Premier League start.
At the back, we’re fielding 32-year-old Ragnar Klavan in Dejan Lovren’s absence and are rotating two English rookies in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez at right-back.
For £40m, a top new central defender could have been acquired – as Spurs proved with Davinson Sanchez.