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Andy Robertson says Liverpool have a 'great' finisher in their squad who Klopp's barely used this season
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Andy Robertson says Liverpool have a 'great' finisher in their squad who Klopp's barely used this season

Andy Robertson says Liverpool have a ‘great’ finisher in their squad in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – a player who Jurgen Klopp as barely used this season. 

Oxlade-Chamberlain has managed just three appearances in the Premier League this season, with all three coming as a substitute. 

The 29-year-old was ruled out for the first two months of the season with a hamstring injury but did complete 90 minutes against Derby in the Carabao Cup last week. 

The Liverpool midfielder has only netted 17 times in 137 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s men, but Robertson has hailed his finishing ability. 

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Robertson on Oxlade-Chamberlain 

Robertson spoke to Pitch Side this week and picked a Liverpool five-a-side team. 

He surprisingly included Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield, alongside Thiago. And he put it down to the former Arsenal man’s shooting ability. 

“I’d go Alisson Becker,” said Robertson. “Am I in it? Okay, I’m the captain and Virgil [van Dijk] can sit on the bench. I’m going 1-2-1, so sorry Virg – out.

“Midfield, I would go Thiago and I would go [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain]. [For his] shooting of a ball, great shooter. So I would say Ox and then up top I’d go [Mohamed Salah].”

“Only problem I’m worried about is the work rate. The three lads in front of me’s work rate. One goalie, one defender and three attackers – so I’ve given myself a lot of work.” as transcribed by Rousing the Kop

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Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled with injuries during his time at Anfield and suffered another hamstring injury at the start of the current campaign. 

The Englishman will be hoping he can stay fit and build on the 90 minutes he completed in the EFL Cup last week. 

He’s shown he can be a brilliant player under Klopp but has been held back by persistent injuries. 

With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, it will be interesting to see if the Reds decide to move the player on as they aim to bolster Klopp’s midfield options.

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