Signed from: Arsenal
Signed for: £34m
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.