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Martin Keown names two Liverpool players Klopp might drop for the Ox - no one agrees

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Arsenal were bound to lose one of their stars this summer.

With the contracts of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil dwindling down, the prospect of all three of them leaving for nothing in 2018 was nothing short of disastrous.

Oxlade-Chamberlain would make a £35 million move to rivals Liverpool towards the end of the window, claiming the prospect of playing under Jurgen Klopp was too good to resist.

The Ox has also stated on numerous occasions that he would like to play in central midfield and with his debut coming against Manchester City this weekend, one could argue there aren't much tougher starts.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown suggested in his column for the Daily Mail that he would drop one of two established midfielders for the Ox.

"I can see him playing in midfield instead of Can or Wijnaldum — but I am intrigued to see if Jurgen Klopp can make him the complete player.

"It is no longer about promise with Oxlade-Chamberlain — it’s all about end product.

"It was interesting watching him for England in the last two games. Whenever he had the ball, he kept trying to do the impossible.

"We have only ever seen 80 per cent of what Oxlade-Chamberlain is capable of. Now, he has no excuse but to deliver."

It's safe to say, virtually no Liverpool fans agreed with his assessment. Take a look at the tweets below.

Liverpool have done great business over the summer and Klopp has now spent around £150 million since taking the helm just under two years ago.

Can the Ox fulfill his potential on Merseyside? Let us know in the comments below.

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