Liverpool FC legend questions Jurgen Klopp’s decision to sign 24-year-old attacker
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann doesn't understand why Jurgen Klopp decided to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer
Dietmar Hamann has questioned Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s decision to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer transfer window.
The England international became the fourth summer signing on transfer deadline day after Liverpool agreed a £40m deal to sign the versatile midfielder from title rivals Arsenal.
Oxlade-Chamberlain failed to establish himself as a first-team regular during his seven-season stay at The Emirates and the 24-year-old turned down a move to Chelsea in favour of a switch to Liverpool.
The Reds signing made his debut as a half-time substitute in Liverpool’s 5-0 loss to Manchester City before replacing Sadio Mane in Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla in the Champions League.
Liverpool have already conceded 13 goals in seven games in all competitions in the 2017-18 season so far to raise questions about Klopp’s defence.
Former Reds midfielder Hamann admitted that he is bemused about Klopp’s decision to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain but fail to improve other key areas of the Liverpool squad.
“On the bench tonight, you had Sturridge, Coutinho and Oxlade-Chamberlain – I’m not sure why he was bought,” Hamann told RTE Sport after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday night.
Liverpool signed AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Hull City defender Andy Robertson and Chelsea teenager Dominic Solanke in the summer transfer window as well as Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Reds have also agreed a £48m deal to sign Guinea international Naby Keita next summer.