The fact Oxlade-Chamberlain chose Liverpool over Chelsea, where he'd likely have a more straightforward route into the starting XI as a wing-back, is an indication he thinks he can make a similar leap. Fee agreed between @LFC and @Arsenal - believed to be six year deal.
The ECHO has reported Oxlade-Chamberlain will undergo a medical as he is ready to put pen to paper on a deal.
There were reports that Antonio Conte had meant to bring Oxlade-Chamberlain in as an option for the wing-back area - a position Arsene Wenger has been playing the 24-year-old in, but a position which the Ox does not prefer being deployed at.
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In addition, Adam Lallana and Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho are still to return from injury and Carragher, while agreeing the 24-year-old adds depth, can not see him getting into the team in that spot.
Versatility above all else.
Clearly frustrated with goings on at Emirates Stadium, Ramsey opted to air his displeasure on Instagram in a farewell message to Oxlade-Chamberlain. He's extremely fast powerful and skillful. Can't wait to get started with the boys after the worldwide break!
The England international's reasoning for the decision is alleged to have been the chance to play in central midfield, but Carragher warned that he will face serious competition in that area of the field. He becomes the Reds' fourth signing following the arrivals of Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Andrew Robertson.
Star playmaker Coutinho has not played for the Merseysiders this season but if he stays then there is no real need for Klopp to sign Thomas Lemar.