29 Dec 2016

Shock Deal? Jurgen Klopp responds to 'transfer rumours' and confirms Liverpool deal for €31m attacker is a no-go

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has dismissed rumours of a shock raid on Arsenal during the January transfer window.

On Wednesday, The Guardian claimed:

"Liverpool are monitoring Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The interest from Liverpool is genuine and there is hope at Anfield that he might be tempted by the vibrant side Klopp is building".

Some transfer rumours are so stomach-churningly heinous that projectile vomiting is the only reasonable response. The last thing Liverpool need is yet another grossly overrated, injury prone player, and 'The Ox' is the latest in a long line of overpraised Brits who - quelle surprise - have consistently struggled to live up to the ridiculous hype.

Mercifully, Jurgen Klopp insists that there's no truth to this rumour. When asked today about Liverpool's alleged interest in Oxlade-Chamberlain, Klopp scoffed:

"Usually I don't say anything about transfer rumours, but I can make an exception. This is nonsense."

Here's hoping Klopp is telling the truth, as Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury history over the last three completed seasons is atrocious:

* 9 separate injures (Groin x3, hamstring, thigh, knee x4). 72 games missed.

* 479 days on the sidelines. Averages just 29 games a season over the last five years.

Four knee injuries in three years? The guy obviously has a dodgy knee, and that alone should end the conversation. Thanks but no thanks.

* €31m-rated (CIES). Described by Jamie Carragher as 'powerful'.


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