Liverpool news: Pundit suggests new Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain move after Southampton reveal
Kevin Campbell has insisted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain must move to a club where he can play “most weeks” if he leaves Liverpool in January.
The former Arsenal striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the midfielder must find a “rhythm” in England rather than moving to a big club abroad.
Sources told this site last week (16 November) that Liverpool are set to offer the Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, back to former side Southampton ahead of the January transfer window as his contract enters its final six months.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed (20 November) that the Merseysiders are willing to let the midfielder depart for free in 2023 with no talks planned over a contract extension.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been plagued by injuries throughout his spell at Anfield, has made just four appearances totalling 119 minutes this term.
When asked if a move abroad could suit the midfielder, Campbell told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “Can he stay in the Premier League? I think he should.
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“But if he’s playing games, he has to recover properly.
“It’s always so difficult when you’re not playing regularly. You just can’t get a rhythm, and that’s where the injuries come from.
“You’re thrust into games, and your body isn’t used to it.
“He’s got to go somewhere where he’s going to play most weeks.
“I know the Premier League is a physical challenge but going abroad is no walk in the park either. It’s not a cakewalk.
“If a club is going to bring him in for big-money and he breaks down, it’s a big problem for him.
“He’s got to build up that tolerance and resistance again.”