By Noel Whelan

17th Jun, 2022 | 9:13am

Liverpool expected to agree Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deal after source's update - pundit

Noel Whelan has claimed Jurgen Klopp will want to do “whatever he can” to help Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain find a move this summer if he decides to leave Liverpool.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 28-year-old’s “good relationship” with the German will see player and club split amicably in the transfer market.

An Aston Villa source has told Football Insider that manager Steven Gerrard is a huge admirer of Oxlade-Chamberlain and has made signing him a top priority in the remainder of the window.

According to talkSPORT‘s Alex Crook (10 June), Man United are also plotting a surprise bid for the England international to bolster their midfield.

It is understood that the midfielder’s contract position means he will cost around half of the £22million asking price clubs were quoted last year.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has just one year to run on his Anfield contract.

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Whelan claimed Klopp will be “fair” when negotiating a potential exit this summer.

“He’s had his injury problems during his time at Liverpool,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.

“You’re going to get fairness out of Jurgen Klopp. They’ve got a really good relationship.

“I think he’ll want the player to have the best possible end to his career at a club he thinks Oxlade-Chamberlain can thrive at.

“Klopp will want to do whatever he can to make him happy if he’s not going to stay at Liverpool.

“That will show just what a good manager he is and what a good relationship they have.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain made 29 appearances across all competitions in 2021-22, notching three goals and three assists.

The midfield star has missed 74 games through injury since joining in 2017, according to Transfermarkt.

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