Former Liverpool star Adam Lallana has offered some advice to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as his Anfield profession looks to be drawing to an in depth. The Englishman has had a troublesome campaign under Jurgen Klopp.
Lallana has told Oxlade-Chamberlain that he knows exactly how he feels at Liverpool with the midfielder on the peripherals of Klopp’s team. It is probably going that this will probably be his last season at Anfield.
In a bid to lift some vital funds, the previous Arsenal star could possibly be allowed to go away in a move that might profit all parties. Liverpool are available in the market for a midfielder already and have high hopes of signing Jude Bellingham or Aurelien Tchouameni.
Nevertheless, Klopp must make some room in his squad while Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a shoddy yr filled with injuries and disappointment. The 28-year-old has played 17 times within the Premier League this yr.
Remarkably, that’s greater than he had last yr with just 13 league matches under his belt – though his trophy cabinet looks decent still after lifting the Premier League title, Champions League trophy, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. But can he truly say he played a big part in those successes?
One player he knows his situation extremely well is Lallana, who towards the top of his time on Merseyside was either on the bench or injured. Since moving to Brighton, the previous England international is back feeling just like the foremost man again and he had some advice for his old Liverpool pal.
“It has been a troublesome few months for Chambo,” said Lallana. “Not being involved. I actually have been there myself. It’s hard to administer your individual ego at times because you wish to be playing. You’re feeling sorry for yourself.
“At times, you do need to act. If you end up down, you’ve to place a brave face on to support your teammates. And you possibly can be pleased with doing that.
“Come the top of the season, he has contributed. When the lads were at AFCON’s in January, he put in some unbelievable performances. He scored some essential goals, so he has contributed massively. It was great to see him on the bench and have a good time along with his players.”
Where Oxlade-Chamberlain could go this summer stays to be seen with several Premier League clubs fascinated with a possible move. West Ham are one in all the reported frontrunners, in addition to a return to Southampton.