He could have stayed at Arsenal, he could have moved to Chelsea, but he chose Liverpool last summer, and he didn’t hide that one of the reasons was that he hoped, under Jurgen Klopp, he would be given the chance to play in a more central midfielder role, instead of going on as a winger, which is how we got to know him at Arsenal. If he going to get his wish any time soon? Apparently not.
I cannot say how happy I was to see Chambo playing like this. I said he needed a little bit of time. I really loved the performance when he came on. He is a big signing for us, obviously, but a fast player like him needs the circumstances to perform so he needed time
the Liverpool manager told reporters ahead of the Reds’ Champions League game against Maribor, talking about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his appearance in Liverpool’s goalless draw against Manchester United last weekend.
What about that midfield role that the England international is craving for, though?
Without training and playing in the middle of the park it doesn’t make sense. At this moment he is training only on the wing so it is clear, when he does start playing in the middle, it can never be without training as an ‘eight’ first. It is not good for him, and it is not good for us, and at the moment when he is training he trains on the wing
Klopp said, not ruling out though the possibility to try something different in the near future.
At the moment it is clear but I know once again it is a long-term thing, it is not fixed for the next five years
the German said.