After the comical text messages between James Milner and Chamberlain yesterday, which is largely considered a joke, perhaps not the best way of welcoming an ambitious young man to the fold, it is however the turn of former Liverpool defender and current Skysports Pundit to warn Chamberlain about his chances at Anfield.
“He talks a lot about wanting to plays in central midfield, so that will be interesting to see how that one plays out because Liverpool have got five or six central midfielders who are really good.
“I am not sure if Oxlade-Chamberlain would get in that midfield three if everyone is fit. You still have Coutinho and Lallana to come back to the players who performed so well at the weekend. So it remains to be seen how that one will work.
“He is a good player for the squad at this moment, but central midfield, I am still scratching my head on that one. But with Jurgen Klopp buying him with only 12 months left on his contract, there must certainly be a plan in place for where he is going to play and fit in.
“I am interested to see how that one works out.”
Chamberlain turned down offers from Chelsea because he was worried he would be played out of position, the same situation he desperately wanted to escape at ARSENAL, however, if the words of Jamie Carragher and James Milner are to be taken seriously, Chamberlain may be very disappointed or work extremely hard to achieve his dream.
JAMES MILNER TEXT WITH CHAMBERLAIN
Jamie Carragher went on to say at the moment, he is only good as a squad player, that is a frightening assessment from someone who makes is living by analyzing the game.