Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may still be for sold by Liverpool, according to reports. That’s despite initial reports claiming they wouldn’t.
This comes from The Telegraph. They claim that Liverpool remain open to selling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but they don’t actually expect him to leave. We will tell you why it is so later in this report.
As Takumi Minamino left Anfield, he became the third member of the first team to leave. He follows Divock Origi and Sadio Mané out the exit door and signs for AS Monaco for about £15 million. The Reds believe there’s one more to go and that’s Neco Williams.
However, they are still open to a potential Oxlade-Chamberlain departure from the team. Even though he appears to be the only player Liverpool is considering a transfer for, it would take a sizeable offer to persuade them.
This cintradicts reports that said Minamino’s exit would lead to Oxlade-Chamberlain definitely saying that. Goal are one of those who made that claim – but far from the only one.
Liverpool could still sell Oxlade-Chamberlain
Chamberlain is currently in a strange spot in the Liverpool squad. He barely featured in 2022, spending every week after January on the sidelines. The departure of Minamino, Mané, and Origi at the same time leaves open a spot for him.
We’ve even seen Oxlade-Chamberlain play as a False 9 because of his ability to cover midfield and attack. Even though the player’s contract expires the following year, it is completely understandable that Jurgen Klopp doesn’t want to lose that.
As a result, we completely buy the Telegraph’s reports. Liverpool most likely isn’t looking to sell, but rather for the best offer? Why wouldn’t you cut ties with a player who lacks a starting position?
But if he stays, Oxlade-Chamberlain can contribute next year. He’s been “unbelievable” at times, as Adam Lallana put it, and some of his performances in 2021/22 “were fantastic”.
Our guess is that Oxlade-Chamberlain will remain at Anfield and move on a free transfer the following season. With one year left on his contract and an injury history that makes it unlikely that teams will offer a fair price, it appears like Liverpool would rather keep him than sell him for a low price.