sport news Liverpool Oxlade-Chamberlain showed promise vs Maribor

In his programme notes, Jurgen Klopp described Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as ‘dynamite’.

Liverpool fans have certainly spent a long time waiting for him to explode onto the scene.

To much head scratching, the Merseysiders, in desperate need of a defender and goalkeeper or two, gave Arsenal £35m to bring the England attacking midfielder north at the end of August.

Jurgen Klopp described Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as ‘dynamite’ in his pre-Maribor notes

Jurgen Klopp described Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as ‘dynamite’ in his pre-Maribor notes

The winger was given a rare start in the red of Liverpool since making his switch from Arsenal

The winger was given a rare start in the red of Liverpool since making his switch from Arsenal

The itch remains. Despite injuries to new teammates, Oxlade-Chamberlain is yet to start a Premier League match. His one start before this one, in the 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat at Leicester City, prompted severe criticism.

Perhaps it was that lack of activity that prompted a gushing outburst from Klopp.

‘He has shown his class each and every time he has had the opportunity on the pitch,’ he wrote. ‘He is like dynamite when he comes on.’

There was little sign of that in the first half - but

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