Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has branded rumours of a move for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as “nonsense”
The Arsenal winger has been linked with a move to Anfield in recent days after reportedly becoming frustrated with a lack of game time at the Emirates.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has previously admitted he may consider his future should he fail to secure regular football in north London.
However, Arsene Wenger has recently insisted he is keen for Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay and sign a new deal with the 23-year-old one of several Gunners approaching the final 18 months of their current deals.
Klopp has now given his view on the speculation at a pre-match press conference ahead of the Reds’ New Year’s Eve clash with Manchester City.
“Usually I don’t say anything about transfer rumours, but I can make an exception, no problem,” he said via the Liverpool Echo.
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“This is nonsense. From my side, there’s nothing else to say about it.
“I thought I said everything about the January transfer window.
“My English isn’t good enough to use different words. So I say the same again, if we think we have to do something, if we think a player can help us not just in January, but in February, March, April and May, and the season after, then we would do something.
“It’s one of the only times of the year when you can do something, but I’m not sure it will be important for us this year.”
Klopp’s words will be welcomed by Arsenal fans although the chances of the club allowing a key player to leave for a title rival in January always seemed particularly far-fetched.