England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during training
The Daily Express has confidently stated that Jurgen Klopp would be willing to pay £40 million for the services of Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Liverpool can offer the 23-year-old winger Champions League football and a fresh start at a club that is also eyeing the Premier league title, and while Alex's appearances have risen at Arsenal of late he may be tempted to listen to what Anfield has to say.
England manager Gareth Southgate and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Goals have been hard to come by
It's a high price being suggested for an England player, but Alex knows all about the Premier League and England international players are usually helpful for teams wanting to build spirit and energy in their squads. The Ox has been at Arsenal since moving there from Southampton in 2011, and while he has notched up 129 appearances under Arsene Wenger, he'll know that the nine goals he has scored in that time for the Gunners is not a great record.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may benefit from a change of club
Liverpool would offer a new challenge
In reality, Alex has not fully met his potential at Arsenal and perhaps a change in manager and playing style would bring his game on further. He has been frequently in and out of Arsenal teams without really being able to forward his England aspirations, because of the injuries he seems to regularly come down with. But with a move to Merseyside he would also be able to reunite with a few ex-Southampton players and the change of atmosphere might help him.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring
A transfer to Liverpool would be good business for both clubs, as it would release Oxlade-Chamberlain to new ideas, and offer Arsenal another reason to go back into the market without having to break the bank on a new winger.