West Ham have reportedly made a fresh bid for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Liverpool are still not willing to sell the midfielder this summer.
The Lowdown: Peripheral figure for Reds
Oxlade-Chamberlain has never quite been the same player since damaging his cruciate ligament back in 2018, struggling to be a regular starter under Jurgen Klopp.
The Latest: West Ham make new bid
Liverpool remain keen on keep hold of Oxlade-Chamberlain, however, and will only let him leave if he tells the club he wants to move on.
The Verdict: Keep hold of Ox
While Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury problems have been frustrating, along with some inconsistent form, it would still be best for Liverpool to retain his services, with Jurgen Klopp calling him ‘outstanding’ in the past.
As he showed late on in the season at Burnley, he is capable of chipping in with key goals from midfield, with only Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino beating his tally of eight in the title-winning 2019/20 season.
If the fitness issues persist, next summer may be time to think about moving Oxlade-Chamberlain on, with his current Liverpool deal expiring in 2023.
In other news, some Liverpool fans are keen on the Reds signing a newly-crowned league champion this summer. Find out who it is here.
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