Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: All good with Philippe Coutinho

Jonathan Hernandez
September 11, 2017

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will struggle to play regular first team football at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, according to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Oxlade-Chamberlain spent six years at the Emirates Stadium before a £40million deadline day move to Liverpool, who go into the City game in fine form.

Following the sale of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, Arsene Wenger touted Reiss Nelson as a potential replacement, and the Arsenal starlet continues to impress for the under-23's after scoring a superb goal on Friday night.

"I can see him playing in midfield instead of Can or Wijnaldum - but I am intrigued to see if Jurgen Klopp can make him the complete player", Keown told the Mail.

The England global turned down the chance to move to Chelsea, as well as a new contract at Arsenal, and cited Liverpool's charismatic manager as one of the attractions in moving to Merseyside.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was introduced at half time for Mohammed Salah, but made little impact as Pep Guardiola's men exposed 10-man Liverpool.

"He can see players love to play for him, there's a love, a togetherness".

"I wish him well and I wish him all the best, you know, and I am thankful for what he has done here", Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was named on the bench for his first fixture as a Liverpool player, with Klopp selecting him among the substitutes for a crunch clash away at fellow Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City.

And with the club having fought off Barcelona to retain the services of Brazilian global Philippe Coutinho, fans will expect more performances like the Reds' 4-0 demolition of Oxlade-Chamberlain's former club last time out.

He called it "the best news" that the club can get that Woodburn is a Liverpool player, calling it "important" that they "try to protect him". "Did it? I think he was not worse than any other player on the football pitch".

Coutinho hasn't played for Liverpool this season while being the subject of three huge offers from Barcelona, and even lodged a transfer request in early August in an attempt to force through a move to the Spanish side.

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