Football transfer rumours: Liverpool to buy £35m Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?
When you’re building and improving football team with limited means, you have to be really careful how you spend the money available. Every penny must be worthwhile, every pound used with wisdom and forethought. One must not do something silly like spend a significant chunk of your budget on a player who can’t get in the starting XI of a team that’s probably going to finish lower than you in the league.
Apropos of absolutely nothing, it says here that Liverpool are happy to lash £35m on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Apparently Jürgen Klopp is convinced he’s the man for the Reds, and nobody is going to change his mind, despite a string of underwhelming performances from the … winger? Midfielder? Actually, in the end Liverpool might not have to shell out quite that much as he’s entering the last year of his contract, and he’s still only 23 so there’s plenty of room for improvement. But still.