Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is believed to have rejected Premier League champions Chelsea this summer in favour of a Deadline Day transfer to Liverpool because of his desire to play in central midfield rather than wing-back – the position that produced arguably his best form in an Arsenal jersey since arriving from Southampton as a teenager.
The problem, however, is the immense strength of competition on Merseyside at this moment in time. It speaks volumes that vice-captain James Milner has been forced to settle for a bench role in recent weeks, such has been the superb form of Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson in the middle of the park, both individually and as a trio.
That being said, Oxlade-Chamberlain – who Transfermarkt value at just £19.8million despite his £35million price-tag – is the archetypal Jurgen Klopp midfielder; dynamic, powerful, energetic, creative and at his best on the counter-attack.
So, Liverpool fans, would you disrupt the central midfield formula to find room for the 29-cap England international when the Reds face Manchester City on Saturday? Let us know by voting below…