Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Returns To The Squad At Turf Moor Tonight
In Liverpool's most recent wins against Manchester United and West Brom, midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was absent from the squad in both games. Klopp confirmed it was not an injury but rather it was due to illness and that he would be in the squad against Burnley.
Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn't had the same impact this season as he has in previous campaigns. It hasn't all been his fault though, for the first 11 games of the season he was recovering from a serious knee injury.
After recovering though he really hasn't featured much and when he has he hasn't made the impact that he would be hoping for. In the Premier League, the 27-year-old has only played 11 games, starting two and playing a total of 234 minutes the entire season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain also only has one goal contribution this season which was against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park when Liverpool obliterated Roy Hodgson's side 0-7. Ox came on for the final 15 minutes and assisted Mohamed Salah's second goal.
Apart from that assist, he hasn't really offered anything all season. Oxlade-Chamberlain has rarely started and usually comes on for very short cameos and not impressing when he has played. His last appearance was as a substitute where he played three minutes against Southampton in Liverpool's 2-0 win
In recent news too, it seems like Liverpool are open to selling certain fringe players like Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi for the right price. Oxlade-Chamberlain may find himself on that list too as he hasn't really impressed as fans thought he would since joining from Arsenal in 2017.
With his limited game time and his bad injury record it might be time for Liverpool to try and recoup some of the £34million they paid for Ox, time will only tell though.