The Ox says this: Coutinho going doesn’t affect us at all

Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has brushed aside the departure of Philippe Coutinho and insisted he 'hasn't really thought about him' since the move to Barcelona.

The former Arsenal midfielder who has now bedded himself fully into life at Anfield has been involved in every single LFC Premier League game since his arrival from the Gunners at the end of the last transfer window.

He was also a noticeably pumped up figure ahead of last Friday's Merseyside derby in the Anfield tunnel - a game the reds would go on to win 2-1 and knock their rivals out of their cup.

"When Phil wasn't in the team, we still played great football and we have still amazing players who can score goals.

"I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now. I don't think it should affect us at all.

"I haven't really even thought about Phil leaving.

"When a big player leaves, a big player leaves. You're at a big club like Liverpool, another big player will come in the future."

Rumours have been intensifying around Merseyside in recent days that there could be a change in the offing in terms of Liverpool's captaincy and vice-captaincy and Oxlade-Chamberlain is certainly making the right noises.

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