Ex-manager rubbishes ‘nonsense’ claim Oxlade-Chamberlain has improved at Liverpool FC
Gordon Strachan rubbishes the suggestion that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has significantly improved at Liverpool FC
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn’t significantly improved since moving to Liverpool FC, Gordan Strachan has claimed.
The England international completed a deadline day move to Liverpool FC in a £40m switch from their top-six rivals Arsenal.
Oxlade-Chamberlain won three FA Cups in seven seasons at the north London club but his career had started to stall at The Emirates.
Arsene Wenger remained a big advocate of the versatile midfielder, even after Oxlade-Chamberlain completed his deadline day switch.
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp initially used the Englishman sparingly in his Reds team given the array of attacking talent at his disposal.
But Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a regular in the Liverpool FC team during the hectic festive schedule to earn some praise.
Indeed, he has scored three times and made two assists in 24 games in all competitions, although he has started just eight times.
While Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp have praised Oxlade-Chamberlain’s dramatic improvement at Liverpool FC, Strachan isn’t so impressed.
“I heard people saying Oxlade-Chamberlain is better with Klopp at Liverpool. That’s the biggest nonsense I’ve heard in my life,” Strachan told Sky Sports.
“He is the same player. He has only played about three games. You can’t make someone better over three games.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain was one of four new signings at the Merseyside club in the summer transfer window.
His new team-mate Mohamed Salah has scored 17 times in 22 games in the Premier League this term.