Jurgen Klopp told where to play new Liverpool FC signing

Emile Heskey discusses Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's best position following his transfer to Liverpool FC

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Emile Heskey has urged Jurgen Klopp to play Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the wing for Liverpool this season.

The 24-year-old completed a deadline-day transfer to Anfield from Arsenal last Thursday as Klopp moved to add some more attacking talent to his squad.

There has been much talk about the former Southampton man’s preferred position, with many claiming that he wants to play in a central role rather than out wide.

However, former England and Liverpool man Heskey believes that Oxlade-Chamberlain will be at his most effective on the wing because of his searing pace.

Heskey said on Sky Sports News on Monday: “I think it’s a great move for Liverpool.

“It just adds strength in depth, pace, which they’ve got in abundance.

“It’s someone else that can give that. I know there has been a lot said about him playing in midfield, I think he wants to play central.

“But he gives you different options, he can play on the right or left and central, so it’s a great addition.

“I’ve watched the pace of the lad and I would have him out wide.

“But he has done well in central midfield as well, he’s made some commanding performances in there, so why not?”

Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hoping to make his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt when the Reds take on title rivals Manchester City at The Etihad on Saturday lunchtime.

The Merseyside outfit are currently in second place in the table after their 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal last time out, a game Oxlade-Chamberlain played in for the Gunners.

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