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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Signed from: Arsenal
Signed for: £34m
Grade: E

Arguably one of the strangest transfers of the window saw Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain swap Arsenal for Liverpool in a £34m deal; with just one year remaining on his contract at the Emirates.

It seemed Oxlade-Chamberlain was identified Klopp as the perfect recruit with the England international turning down a move to Chelsea in favour of playing a central role at Anfield.

Things have not gone to plan.

The 24-year-old has started just one game in a red shirt – the 2-0 defeat to Leicester in the Carabao Cup – and is yet to start a game in the Premier League since making a move to Merseyside.

Considering his transfer fee would be greatly reduced in just over a month, it seems odd for Liverpool to pay so much for him to sit on the bench.

He scored his first goal for the club in the 7-0 win over Maribor in the Champions League but his struggles have been well documented, and his confidence looks shot.

Chamberlain has admitted he prefers a central role, but it’s clear that Klopp will continue to deploy him on the wing.

Time is on his side, and there is plenty of games left for the ex-Southampton to make his mark for his new club, but at £34m, performances levels need to improve to prevent being labelled another expensive flop.

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