Rumours have surfaced that Liverpool are preparing a surprise January move for out of favour Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The 23-year-old Englishman seems to be stuck in the twilight zone at the Emirates. He is constantly rated as one of the top young talents in English football, but his performances haven’t shown much promise and he isn’t currently a crucial squad member for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal.
The Gunners’ Premier League rivals Liverpool are hoping to persuade him to come to Anfield, and the Anfield faithful definitely think that ‘The Ox’ has it in him to be a Red.
The Ox at Liverpool. He’d fit right in.
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) December 28, 2016
I want OX at Liverpool. #lfc
— max (@sefendo) December 29, 2016
I actually think Ox Chamberlain would be a good fit for Liverpool. Can play in a few positions & doesn’t get enough games at Arsenal
— Cathal OL (@IrishRED05) December 29, 2016
Didn’t realise Ox was only 23. Would def take him at Liverpool can’t see Arsenal selling to Liverpool though
— Shauna (@_Shawsc) December 29, 2016
Nice to see Ox took the long way to go from Southampton to Liverpool
— zak (@GranitZaka) December 29, 2016
Many believed that the Ox would make much better progress under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, compared to his development under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Klopp has revitalized many players in the Liverpool squad with his coaching, and the Kop hope he can do the same for the Ox.
If Ox has the choice, no brainer swapping Wenger for Klopp. LFC long time admirers, the midfielder hasn’t really progressed under Wenger.
— Joseph Musker (@Musker_LFC) December 28, 2016
I’d love to see Ox at LFC, strength, speed, versatile and Klopp would only make him better and give him confidence unlike Wenger
— Will (@HeroicHendo) December 29, 2016
I know it’s highly unlikely,but I’d definitely be down with us getting Ox-Chamberlain. Hasn’t clicked w/ Wenger, maybe it does w/ Klopp #lfc
— Max Generossi (@MaxiGenerossi) December 29, 2016
The Ox to Liverpool.. yes please, the lad is full of potential and obviously he would do well under a real manager like Klopp and not Wenger
— Dean (@GucciGini) December 29, 2016
However the fact is that this deal looks highly unlikely, especially considering the history between Arsenal and Liverpool. The Gunners wouldn’t want to strengthen a direct rival, and would probably prefer sending the Ox abroad on loan.
Ox to Liverpool is a dead deal. Won’t happen IMO. Arsenal won’t sell him to us after the Suarez saga.
— Nish (@klopposophy_) December 29, 2016
After what happened with Suarez in 2013, I just can’t see #AFC selling Ox to Liverpool.
— Sean Wilson (@WilsonFC2012) December 29, 2016
Liverpool refused to trade Suarez with us now they want ox Fat chance looool
— Shiffy (@Karev999) December 29, 2016
Liverpool to bid £25m+£1 for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pic.twitter.com/XwyqXXc8eg
— Spion Klopp (@TheKopHQ) December 28, 2016
If Arsenal sell The Ox to Liverpool I’ll have whatever they’re smoking at The Emirates.
— Chris Morton (@chriscodown) December 29, 2016