Jurgen Klopp handed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain his first Premier League start in a Liverpool shirt for the trip to West Ham.
The former Arsenal player has had to settle for substitute appearances since his move in the summer but started on Wednesday against Maribor and, once again, against the Hammers.
And he rewarded his manager with a goal and a decent performance.
It’s always difficult for new players coming into this Klopp side, though.
The German manager insists every single one of his players works extremely hard off the ball throughout the 90 minutes. It takes time to get used to.
That is probably why Oxlade-Chamberlain has started so few matches since his move - he’s still adapting to Klopp’s philosophy.
And despite scoring during Liverpool’s comfortable 4-1 win, Klopp wasn’t going to let the England international get away with not working hard.
That much could be seen in one moment during the second-half.
Liverpool were 3-1 ahead when Oxlade-Chamberlain gave away the ball before Roberto Firmino gave away the free-kick.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was then seen walking as the home side took a quick free-kick.
That left Klopp fuming on the touchline.
Just watch the below video and you can see the Liverpool boss going mad at his player:
That’s probably why he hasn’t been starting many matches.
When Klopp left out Oxlade-Chamberlain for the match against Manchester United, he explained that the £30 million signing “still needs time to adapt.”
“Of course we have the option of moving Firmino or putting Oxlade in his position. But he just needs a little bit more time to adapt,” Klopp admitted.
And we’ve just seen a snippet of what Oxlade-Chamberlain needs to improve to continue to please his gaffer.
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