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Oxlade-Chamberlain at striker could tempt West Ham into Liverpool move

Liverpool are in need of funds. The Reds sell-to-buy every summer and this window will be no different. We expect Michael Edwards to be hard at work selling off whichever fringe players he can get a decent fee for, the boss may be helping. Jürgen Klopp using Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as a false nine could tempt West Ham into a move.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain issues

When Liverpool signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for £35m in 2017 he was a breath of fresh air.

A near instant hit with the Kop, he became a fan favourite for his determined pressing, surging runs and eye for goal.

His debut season for the Reds was an extraordinary one with Arsenal fans wondering where that form had been when he was in North London.

Awfully for the midfielder he suffered an horrendous knee injury in a Champions League tie with Roma which derailed his Liverpool career.

He was out for nearly a year and has been picking up niggling injuries since.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted by West Ham

This summer could see The Ox on the move.

He managed just two starts in the Premier League last season with his injury record making him rather unreliable.

According to The Express, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is of interest to West Ham.

The East London side could move for The Ox if they fail to seal a deal for Matheus Pereira.

Klopp tinkering bait

This summer there has been plenty of talk about Alex Oxlade-chamberlain as a false nine.

The 27-year-old has been used as a striker during our pre-season affairs and the coaching staff have spoken openly about his use in that role in training.

Jürgen Klopp has even said it is definitely ‘an option’ for The Ox to be deployed as a striker this season.

This move by the German gaffer could be the perfect bait to lure West Ham into a move.

Last term the Hammers had great success with Jesse Lingard.

The Manchester United man arrived on loan and proved to be a critical player for David Moyes.

Lingard was used as an aggressively attacking midfielder and on at least three occasions as a striker.

Klopp is showing West Ham that Oxlade-Chamberlain can fill the void left by Lingard.

If the Hammers move then the boss may have played a blinder here.

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