Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Injured

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

2018-19 LFC Stats

Apps: 0
Goals: 0
Assists: 0

Midfielder (All sides)

Squad Number: 21

Full Name: Alexander Mark David Oxlade-Chamberlain
Born: 15th August 1993 in Portsmouth
Age: 25
Bought: 31st August 2017 from Arsenal
Transfer Fee: £35,000,000

2018/19 Appearances: 0 (0 from bench)
2018/19 Goals: 0
2018/19 Assists: 0

All LFC Appearances: 42 LFC Goals: 5
Career Appearances: 283 Career Goals: 25
England Appearances: 27 Goals: 6
Previous Clubs:

Most recent competitive appearance for LFC:
24/04/2018 18 mins v Roma (H) Won 5-2

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Profile

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain became a person of interest to Liverpool under the managerial stewardship of Jurgen Klopp

With a year left on his contract, and after refusing to sign an extension at Arsene Wenger's Arsenal during the 2016-17 season, Champions at the time, Chelsea, agreed a £40M fee for the player on the 29th August 2017 - two days before the end of the transfer window

However, Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected the move to Chelsea, stipulating his preferred option was to Liverpool

Liverpool joined the race to sign the player the following day, agreed an initial fee of £35M and the player underwent his medical at St George's Park due to England duty

His final game for Arsenal, his 198th for the North London club, was the 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield. He had been applauded off the pitch by Liverpool fans that day who had an inkling he would be moving to Anfield.

He made his first appearance for Liverpool off the bench, when the 10 man reds were hammered 5-0 by Man City. 

Initially he looked well off the pace, but a gradual introduction by Klopp over time brought benefits to the player and team.

His first goal was in October in the 7-0 Champions League away win against Maribor (a joint competition record). He scored against West Ham at Anfield in November and in January gained some revenge for his debut - scoring the first goal in the 4-3 win over Man City, the eventual champions first defeat of the Premier League season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain became an even more important member of the squad after the January departure of Coutinho and helped the reds in their run to the Champions League Final.  Sadly he suffered a serious injury early in the 5-2 semi-final home win over AS Roma which ended his season and opportunity to play in the World Cup in Russia.

During LFC's pre-season in the summer of 2018, Klopp announced that the injury was serious and that Alex would be unlikely to play for the reds during the upcoming season.  

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