Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a Liverpool midfielder, has been given a perfect opportunity to assess Arsenal’s interest.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked with a return to Arsenal, and following Saturday’s Premier League match against Watford, the Liverpool midfielder will have a better sense of where he fits into Jurgen Klopp’s plans.
This weekend, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may be given the ideal opportunity to assess his Liverpool future. The midfielder has been linked with a return to Arsenal in the January transfer window, and after Saturday’s Premier League trip to Watford, he will have a better understanding of where he fits into Jurgen Klopp’s plans.
Klopp will have to deal with selection concerns ahead of Saturday’s midday kick-off, with Alisson and Fabinho certain to miss out owing to Brazil’s early morning match against Uruguay.
Thiago Alcantara is also a concern due to a calf ailment, while Harvey Elliott is also out due to an ankle injury sustained in last month’s triumph over Leeds United.
After missing Liverpool’s games against Porto and Manchester City, Trent Alexander-Arnold is likely to return, while Diogo Jota was returned home from Portugal duty this week due to a muscle ailment that stopped him from working with his teammates.
With Fabinho out and Thiago questionable, it’ll be interesting to see where Oxlade-Chamberlain fits into Klopp’s plans, not least for the player himself.
In Fabinho’s absence, Jordan Henderson will most likely anchor the midfield, while Milner might be a contender if Alexander-Arnold relieves him of his right-back duties.
If Thiago isn’t selected, Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, Milner, and Oxlade-Chamberlain will compete for the remaining two midfield positions alongside Henderson.
After overcoming a minor groin injury to assist England’s under-21s against Andorra on Monday, Jones is expected to be given one of the starting berths.
As a result, Oxlade-Chamberlain would be up against Milner and Keita for the final spot as he tries to convince Liverpool that he still has something to contribute.
Because Keita has been playing for Guinea throughout the international break, the two English players who have been practicing at Kirkby may have an advantage.
Whether or not Oxlade-Chamberlain is handed the nod, he will undoubtedly know where he stands in the midfield pecking order at Anfield after Saturday’s encounter.
“Brinkwire Summary News” reports that the 28-year-old is considering a return to Arsenal.