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Liverpool fans send Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain message to Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool fans took to social media to react to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's performance as a false 9 against Mainz 05 on Friday evening.

In the absence of Roberto Firmino, who is currently on holiday following his involvement in this summer's Copa America, Jurgen Klopp opted to use the former Arsenal man as part of his front line.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was first deployed as a false 9 in Liverpool's 'mini' friendly against Vfb Stuttgart on Tuesday evening.

However, with the 27-year-old spending much of his career on the wing, and more recently in centre midfielder for Liverpool, many fans seem to believe that he doesn't possess the desired skill set to act as Firmino's deputy this season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain struggled to get into the game, often finding himself drifting deep into a midfield role. The Englishman had the best chance of the first-half but couldn't find the back of the net with his side footed effort.

Many Liverpool fans believe he is not an alternative to Firmino which could force Jurgen Klopp into the transfer market.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain struggled as the false 9 (Image: LFCTV)
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