Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain needs time to adapt at Liverpool, says Jurgen Klopp

Taylor Byrd
September 19, 2017

"It is a fantastic opportunity for Alex because since he has been in it has been hard to train on different things because of game after game after game", said Klopp.

However, Jurgen Klopp's men suffered a chastening 5-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend following Sadio Mane's sending off.

This will be a huge boost for the Merseyside club who have lacked a cutting edge in front of goal in the last two matches, stumbling to home draws against Sevilla and Burnley.

Liverpool are set for their Carabao Cup clash against Leicester City in mid week, but how much rotation is needed for the game?

Now in a run of four matches in 11 days, which includes a Champions League trip to Moscow early next week, and Klopp admits he has no option but to make changes for the match at the King Power Stadium.

Looking back at the Burnley game, Scotland global Robertson said: "You know what Burnley give, they don't change the way they play and, like the manager said before the game, it's effective and they're really good at it. I have pressure, but it can not be bigger than the pressure I put on myself".

Klopp will also give first starts of the season to third-choice goalkeeper Danny Ward and midfielder Marko Grujic among a raft of changes as he juggles four matches in 11 days. "The third goalkeeper in one season without an injury - we can't do it!"

Klopp announced: "I'm not sure the world is ready for such a insane decision, a third goalkeeper in one season!"

"Of course, that's the beauty of football and especially playing for a top club like this - you're playing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday, and if you have a bad afternoon or a bad night then you've got time to put it right", he said.

"We work really with Alex and sit together with him analysts and show him and how we want to play him in this position and that position", Klopp said.

Jurgen Klopp has addressed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's stalled development at Arsenal, insisting he can fulfil his potential at Liverpool. He had an impact when he came on, now you have three of the line up!

But England legend Shearer claims Klopp should have looked elsewhere once he knew Van Dijk was unavailable and even went as far to say rival fans are enjoying watching their mishaps at the back.

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