Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is like a wonderful package says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 20/12/17 11:31am
Jurgen Klopp is excited by Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain’s ‘unbelievable’ potential.
Playing in a more central role for the Reds, Oxlade-Chamberlain was outstanding in Liverpool's 4-0 win against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
The forward set up Mohamed Salah for the Egyptian's 20th goal this season and almost netted a sensational solo goal after winning the ball in midfield, driving at the Bournemouth defence and unleashing a vicious shot which hit the post.
"He is on a very good way. I like it, but he has so much potential it's unbelievable, what he still not shows," Klopp told Liverpool's official website.
"It's only just the beginning and I really like it, I really like it. He's like a wonderful package, I can only say.
"Hopefully he stays fit, that's the most important thing. He can be much more decisive in a few moments. [He's sometimes a] little bit too much of a midfielder instead of a striker - there are a lot of things he can improve, but I'm really happy about the status quo."
Oxlade-Chamberlain was one of four changes made by Klopp for the visit to Bournemouth as the German continued his recent policy of rotating his squad with a busy festive period of fixtures looming.
The England international will desperately want to be involved against his former club Arsenal, live on Sky Sports Premier League on Friday night, and Klopp is expecting a difficult test for his fourth-placed Reds.
"We trust the full squad, that's the first and maybe most important thing," Klopp said.
"I said it and I have no problem: I make the decision so I get the criticism for the decision. I don't want people to say 'Wow, fantastic rotation!' because I don't need that. I do what I think is right.
"But the next game is waiting, Arsenal away. That's not a children's birthday [party] - that will be really hard but should be hard for both teams. There is something possible for us."
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