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Gary Neville is doubtful about how the Ox will fare at Anfield.

Gary Neville has spotted a big problem with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's move to Liverpool

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Liverpool may not have signed Virgil van Dijk or Thomas Lemar this summer, but they can be pretty happy with their business.

Mohamed Salah has come in to bolster their attack, while they finally have another left-back in youngster Andrew Robertson.

Dominic Solanke will be hoping to prove a point following his move from Chelsea, and to top it all off, Jurgen Klopp was able to lure Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.

It's the latter who proved the big talking point on Deadline Day as he completed a £35million switch to Anfield.

Given that he had just a year remaining on his contract, that's not bad business from Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger was adamant that he wouldn't sell the 24-year-old, but in the end, it's not exactly outrageous that he changed his mind.

The Ox hasn't been consistent for the club and while in the last few months he's shown glimpses of brilliance, he's widely thought of as a player who hasn't really fulfilled the potential he showed during his Southampton days.

The midfielder made the bold call to choose Liverpool over Chelsea because he wants to establish himself in the middle rather than as a wing-back.

Wherever he plays, he's got his work cut out getting in Klopp's team after their scintillating performance in the 4-0 win against his old club last weekend.

Neville isn't optimistic 

Gary Neville has said so in fewer kind words, explaining on Sky Sports that the England international should manage his expectations and get used to being a squad player.

"He doesn't get in the best XI," Neville said.

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"(Philippe) Coutinho, (Emre) Can, (Jordan) Henderson, (Adam) Lallana, (Mo) Salah, (Roberto) Firmino all play in front of him. Everyone seems to eulogising over him in the last 24 hours, but he doesn't get in the best XI and strengthen their team.

"He does, however, strengthen their squad - he's a player who could play in Jurgen Klopp's style. He's got a huge amount of talent and is a decent lad but he has three or four areas of his game which he has to significantly improve.

"The biggest being his focus and concentration and being a really top professional. I think his injury record is poor, too, he'll need to work hard to stay fit.

"Also, his impact in terms of his assists and goals. With the Champions League and Premier League, he'll be an asset for the squad."

If Oxlade-Chamberlain has heard Neville's comments, they're bound to have brought him back down to earth.

Should Oxlade-Chamberlain get in Liverpool's starting XI? Have your say in the comments.

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