Jurgen Klopp warned about Liverpool FC signing

Leon Osman has warned Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool FC signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be unhappy with a lack of first-team football so far

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Leon Osman has warned Jurgen Klopp that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could quickly become disillusioned with life at Liverpool.

The Reds manager handed his summer signing his first start on Tuesday night in a 2-0 League Cup loss to Leicester City since his £40m move to Liverpool from Arsenal.

Oxlade-Chamberlain opted to move to the Merseyside outfit ahead of a potential switch to Chelsea, while the England international turned down a new contract at Arsenal.

The 24-year-old was rumoured to have chosen Liverpool after being promised some game time in a central midfield role after being deployed on the wing at The Emirates.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, though, started the League Cup on the right wing and the former Gunners midfielder struggled to have an impact on the cup clash.

Liverpool limped to a 2-0 loss to the Foxes in the third round at the King Power Stadium despite dominating most of the League Cup fixture.

He was again a second-half substitute in the 3-2 win over Leicester on Saturday.

Former Everton captain Osman felt warned Klopp that Oxlade-Chamberlain will be knocking on his door unless the Liverpool boss gives him a chance in a centre-midfield role.

“He didn’t have a great game [in the League Cup],” Osman told Sky Sports.

“I hope it wasn’t the fact because he was upset that he was asked to play on the right after just joining the club.

“It wasn’t his night and he’ll be asking the question why he wasn’t in the middle of the park.”

Liverpool had failed to win their last four games in all competitions before a 3-2 victory over the Foxes in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

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