Liverpool Told To Axe Midfielder And Fund Transfer For 'Tailor-Made' Impact Player In January Window
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Liverpool have been urged to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to help fund a move for “tailor-made” Wolves star Adama Traore.
That is according to Kevin Campbell, who believes that Traore would be able to make an “impact off the bench” for Liverpool.
Traore made 41 appearances for Wolves across all competitions last season and scored three times and registered three assists.
The 25-year-old Spanish winger has made nine appearances for Bruno Lage’s men this season, but Traore has failed to score or pick up an assist so far.
Traore, whose Wolves contract expires in 2023, has been frequently linked with a move to Anfield.
Meanwhile, Oxlade-Chamberlain has been deemed surplus to Jurgen Klopp’s requirements and could be shown the door at Liverpool, with former club Arsenal interested in signing him.
Campbell now claims that Liverpool should offload the 28-year-old midfielder in favour of signing Traore, who should be the Reds’ target in the January window.
“He is tailor-made for Liverpool because of the way they play,” he told Football Insider.
“The lads [Sadio] Mane, [Mohamed] Salah and [Diogo] Jota have done such a great job this season. You cannot fault them. But what Traore would bring is an impact off the bench.
“Substitutions are going to be huge at the back end of the season. It is going to make a huge difference in the title race. When you look at Chelsea and Man City, they have those impact players on the bench. Liverpool don’t.
“They might have to move and shake in January. Perhaps they let Oxlade-Chamberlain go and then sign Traore. They need an impact player and boy is Traore good at making an impact.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose current deal will expire in 2023, has made five appearances across all competitions for Liverpool this season.
Liverpool, who are one point behind Premier League leaders Chelsea, return to action at Vicarage Road against Watford on 16th October.
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