Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp shoots down interest in Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Jurgen Klopp has broken with tradition to dismiss the rumours of interest in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as "nonsense".

Klopp, whose side is second in the Premier League, six points behind Chelsea, has dismissed reports in the British media that Liverpool could move for the England worldwide winger.

Indeed, Mane can play a number of positions across the frontline, while summer signing Georginio Wijnaldum was mainly used as a No. 10 at Newcastle United but has thrived in a central-midfield role during his first season at Liverpool.

Halfway into the campaign, Oxlade-Chamberlain has his highest goal tally for the club in a season - six. He will, however, still have Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum to choose from - however will he cope?

Firstly, both Arsenal and Liverpool are vying for the title or at least a top four place, meaning the Gunners won't want to strengthen a direct rival, whilst animosity between the two clubs over Arsenal's 2013 bid for then-Liverpool hitman Luis Suarez hasn't been resolved, making any deal appear unlikely.

As expected then, this is a complete non-runner, with those original reports tellingly originating from reporters not linked with Liverpool, meaning the story was likely being pushed from the player's side.

The England worldwide has once again found it hard to establish himself as a first team regular with Arsenal this season. Chamberlain has the most blatant example - Theo Walcott - on the very same team as him. The return of Danny Welbeck could provide even more competition, but certainly doesn't make Oxlade-Chamberlain surplus to requirements.

Oxlade-Chamberlain could act as cover for most of the midfield berths, but whether or not a move materialises remains to be seen.

We all know Jurgen Klopp doesn't like discussing transfers, but he has now. To me, I think he'll do it to keep everyone focused on the match. "My English isn't good enough to use different words".

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