Thierry Henry thinks Oxlade-Chamberlain has taken a risk moving to Liverpool, since he hadn’t managed to prove himself at Arsenal in the first place.

Henry told Sky Sports via Express: “I always thought he didn’t really flourish at Arsenal. I was surprised what he said. Very telling of what he thought he didn’t have at Arsenal, because he said he’s going there to make sure (manager Jurgen) Klopp can improve him.

“Where he’s going to play… I actually don’t know, it’s a bit tricky on the wings to play for Liverpool and as a No 10 – Coutinho is back. He also needs to bring something to the table in order to get better, it’s not only the manager.”

The fact is that Oxlade-Chamberlain was close to the top of the pecking order at Arsenal, whether he deserved it or not, and now it’s tough to see where he fits in for Liverpool.

Sadio Mané is a better player, Ox can’t play in Roberto Firmino’s position and Mohamed Salah has scored as many goals this season as the former Arsenal midfielder’s personal best for a whole league campaign.

So if he can’t displace any of the front three, then central midfield is next. There are three places available, so which out of Emre Can, Coutinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are giving up a starting spot for the English international when all are fit?

If the answer is ‘he’ll get plenty of games when any of them are injured, suspended or rested’, then that’s probably true. But it’s no different to what he was already getting at Arsenal.

Arguably towards the end of last season, Ox had already started to get a first-team spot. That’s all his problem now, to resolve with that new manager.

With Liverpool going from 4-0 winners over Arsenal to 5-0 losers to Manchester City on his debut, while Arsenal went from 4-0 losers to 3-0 winners over Bournemouth as soon as he left the team, fans won’t be too bothered he’s gone.

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