Liverpool are not only attracting players with potential moves to Anfield but are also working to clear out some of the current squad this summer, with an update on one Reds player emerging ahead of the transfer window.
The 28-year-old currently has one year left on his contract at Anfield and the report claimed that the Merseyside club will listen to offers for the player, with Steven Gerrard suggested as a keen contender to plot a move for Oxlade-Chamberlain in order to strengthen his squad at Villa Park.
The midfielder has been a loyal servant to Liverpool over the years since he joined from Arsenal in 2017 and has gone on to achieve plenty of success, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup, but now it looks like it could be the right time for him to go.
This season Oxlade-Chamberlain has made 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and contributing three assists. He has averaged only 52 minutes of game-time per appearance, proving that he has become more of a fringe player for the team as opposed to a starter, which won’t be ideal for him.
The former Arsenal striker stated: “Look, he is frustrated because he wants more game time. But there is only so much game time available when you have that much quality in your squad.”
“The Ox won’t be happy though because he wants to play every week. It is something he needs to consider at the end of the season.”
That is rather summed up in his play, with the midfielder proving incredibly lax in possession of the ball, giving it away once in every 6.3 minutes of Premier League action in 2021/22.
If the Reds can make some money on the 28-year-old and he can move to a club which can offer him more involvement and a bigger role in their team, then it could be mutually beneficial for both Liverpool and the player.
Supporters will be sad to see Oxlade-Chamberlain leave this summer as he has been at Anfield for the majority of Jurgen Klopp’s tenure and excelled in his first season on Merseyside before being struck by serious injury, but ultimately seeing the midfielder get the game-time he deserves elsewhere would be the best outcome.
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