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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain teases he could challenge Roberto Firmino

Liverpool are in need of competition at the top end of the pitch. The Reds have been struggling for goals and depth of late. Last term we saw an interesting switch at Burnley pay off. Speaking to LFCTV, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has teased he could challenge Roberto Firmino next season.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Liverpool

Back in 2017 the Reds surprised everybody when they swooped for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Liverpool signed The Ox for £35m, catching everybody off guard with the swiftness of the deal.

He was a hit.

Playing in his preferred role in the middle of the park the ex-Arsenal man became a crucial part of the Liverpool side.

He scored three and assisted seven in the league in his first season and he impressed in the Champions League.

Sadly, he picked up a devastating knee injury against Roma in 2018, ruling him out for nearly a year. Since then he’s struggled for fitness and regular minutes.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Roberto Firmino

Last season the Reds struggled for form for a few months.

Towards the end of the campaign Jürgen Klopp’s men managed to turn things around.

The Reds battered Burnley 3-0 at Turf Moor. The final goal came Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he was brought on for Roberto Firmino.

Speaking to LFCTV, The Ox joked that he could challenge for Bobby’s place:

“It was more of a Bobby Firmino-esque goal [against Burnley]. Bobby, be careful.”

What RTK has to say

It wouldn’t be an awful idea using The Ox as a false nine.

He is excellent on the front foot, the role would utilise his best talents.

We can’t seem him ousting Bobby from the position but he could provide more effective cover than Divock Origi.

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