We need to make sure Oxlade-Chamberlain can show his qualities on the pitch, says Reds manager.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has asked Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay patient as the midfielder hopes to get more games under his belt after recovering from a serious knee injury.
The 26-year-old was impressive for the Reds after joining the Merseyside club from Arsenal two years ago, but he was sidelined for almost a year after injuring his knee in April 2018.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has started the last two games for the European champions (against Chelsea in the Super Cup final at Istanbul and against Southampton at the St. Mary’s over the weekend), but he was substituted at half-time on both occasions.
Klopp says the England international Oxlade-Chamberlain needs to remain calm ‘in the right way’ so he can show how good he is on the pitch.
"He needs to be patient in the right way, and also everything will be fine 100 per cent," the German said, via the Liverpool Echo.
"We only talk about Ox because everybody knows how good he is, but we need to make sure that he can show that on the pitch as well.
"That is my decision, and when I make the decision that he is now ready then it is my responsibility of course as well and the boy only has to try to do his best."