Robbie Fowler's four-word message to Oxlade-Chamberlain to help him improve at Liverpool

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It has been a strange old time for Liverpool ever since the transfer window closed.

At the start of the campaign, the front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane looked a force to be reckoned with.

But, their first game in September brought them crashing back down to reality as they were hammered 5-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad, a game in which Mane was sent off.

The return of Philippe Coutinho has done little to improve their form with the Reds only winning two of their last nine games.

One man who has optimised the indifferent spell is their deadline day signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who arrived from Arsenal in a £40m deal.

The England international just has not adapted to his new surroundings, finding game time hard to come by.

In one of his rare starts against Leicester in the Carabao Cup, he was heavily ridiculed for his woeful performance.

He did eventually do something positive in the 7-0 win over Maribor, coming off the bench to score Liverpool's sixth goal.

But, it is clear he needs all the help he can get and one of the club's biggest legends has handed him some solid advice.


Robbie Fowler was speaking about his former side's recent form and had a clear message for Oxlade-Chamberlain.


"Look he's had a bit of a tough start if we're all being honest," Fowler said.

"He's obviously a good player, he's played for a good Arsenal team and he's playing for good Liverpool team now.

"But I think he looks a real confidence player.

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"I think he needs to go back to basics that got him to the level he was at and once that confidence grows, I think we'll see a much better Oxlade-Chamberlain.

"I think playing under Jurgen Klopp, he will get that confidence out of him."

Some solid advice from Fowler, with the Ox guilty of trying to do way too much when he is given the ball.

He's blessed with a lot of natural talent, but much like his former teammate Theo Walcott, his footballing brain is what hinders his progress.

A positive cameo role against Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday would go a long way to rebuilding his confidence and might earn him some brownie points with Arsenal fans.

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