Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool FC signing made ‘no sense’

Jermaine Jenas questions Liverpool's decision to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer transfer window

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson Photo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain / Instagram

Jermaine Jenas has questioned Liverpool’s decision to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The Merseyside outfit made the England international their second-most expensive signing of all-time after Oxlade-Chamberlain completed a £40m switch to Liverpool from Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

The 24-year-old opted to move to Anfield ahead of signing a new deal with the Gunners or a switch to defending Premier League champions Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was reported to have chosen Liverpool ahead of Chelsea as a result of his desire to establish himself in a central midfield role.

But the England star has found his first-team opportunities limited at the Merseyside outfit and hasn’t started a Premier League game for his new club.

Indeed, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s only start came in a 2-0 loss to Leicester City in the League Cup as Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum continue to occupy the central midfield roles in Klopp’s team.

Former Tottenham midfielder Jenas questioned why Klopp spent such a big fee on Oxlade-Chamberlain when the Liverpool manager already had enough options in midfield.

“They filled positions that they had covered,” Jenas told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“It made no sense to spend £40m on Oxlade-Chamberlain. It baffles me.”

Liverpool signed Hull City defender Andy Robertson, Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke and AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah in the summer transfer window.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Roy Keane: What I really think about Paul Pogba at Man United
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Mark Lawrenson predicts where Man United will finish this season
Dubai 2018
The Sport Review
Dubai 2018: Svitolina brings end to bold Kasatkina’s run to defend title
The Sport Review
Jamie Redknapp talks up Eden Hazard partnership with Chelsea FC signing