Pundit says that Oxlade-Chamberlain is thriving at Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has paid tribute to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp for improving Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this season.

Eyebrows were raised when Liverpool paid £35m to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal during the summer transfer window.

Indeed, the England international struggled for consistency during his time at Arsenal.

Oxlade-Chamberlain initially found it difficult to break into the Liverpool first team, but the 24-year-old has been a regular in recent weeks, and played a key role in his side recording a 5-0 win over Swansea City on Boxing Day.

Pundit Redknapp has claimed that he was unsure about the move when it occurred, but has paid tribute to Oxlade-Chamberlain’s improvement at Anfield.

Redknapp told Sky Sports:

“I wasn’t sure about the move for him to start with and I was wondering how he was going to do, but he has surprised me.

“I looked at him at Arsenal and it was like he was treading water and going nowhere, but under Jurgen Klopp I am seeing a completely different player.

“I am seeing he is fit, with a great attitude and wanting to win tackles.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored twice and provided two assists in 17 Premier League appearances for Liverpool this season.

The attacker, who is valued at £27m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has also netted once in four Champions League appearances since making the move to Anfield.