Liverpool midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, has been tipped for a move to Leicester City if he leaves Anfield this summer.
Oxlade-Chamberlain found his first-team chances limited under Jurgen Klopp during the 2020-21 season.
The England international missed the first three months of the campaign due to a knee injury and after returning to fitness in December, he made only two starts and 15 substitute appearances for the Reds.
The 27-year-old has found himself behind the likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Curtis Jones, James Milner and Naby Keita in the midfield pecking order.
Liverpool could also sign a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, who has left the club to join Paris Saint-Germain – with Foxes ace Youri Tielemans among the names being mentioned.
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Explaining Oxlade-Chamberlain’s lack of action, Klopp said: “During the season, a lot of things happened. The one thing we tried to get, and when we got it we tried to keep it, was balance and rhythm, stability. That means that you don’t change these positions too often. That’s it, pretty much.
“With always having a different defence, the midfield needed to be different to other times, when we were much more settled, much more stable. That’s the reason why some players don’t have enough minutes.
“That will hopefully change completely next season because if you have that stability in the last line, then you can be more flexible in the formation, further up the pitch.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future on Merseyside is unclear – and Liverpool legend John Barnes reckons Leicester would be a suitable destination should the former Southampton and Arsenal man move on.
“I think Leicester or West Ham,” Barnes told BettingOdds.com.
“Leicester would probably be a bit better suited because they’re more stable than West Ham as they know that they will be in the top seven most seasons, which isn’t the case for West Ham.
“However if he wanted to go back down south then I think West Ham would be a good move for Alex, too.”