Chamberlain confident in Reds squad

Even though Liverpool sold one of their best players, the England international is positive that the squad has enough good players to overcome the loss.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has insisted that the Merseyside club will not be influenced by the exit of Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazil international recently completed his dream move to Barcelona in a deal worth £142m, which definitely hurt Liverpool’s plans for the second part of the season and their race to secure top-four finish in the Premier League as well as their Champions League ambitions.

Yet, Chamberlain remains positive and believes that the squad has enough good players to compensate for missing Coutinho.

“When Phil didn’t play in some games we still played great football and we still have amazing players who can score goals – the likes of Mo [Salah], Sadio [Mane], Roberto [Firmino] and everyone else,” Chamberlain told British newspapers as quoted by Goal.

“We have goals and creativity all over the team. Obviously Phil added to that, there is no doubt about that.

“The fact is he has gone now and we have to think about what we have got that is going to get the job done. I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now. I don’t think it should affect us at all.”

Oxlade then paid tribute to his former team-mate, praising his quality and influence on and off the pitch.

“I knew what a world class talent Phil is before I came here and in the short time I played with him I saw what an influential part he was of the side,” Chamberlain added.

“He was a big character around the place and a fan’s favourite – rightfully so. He was an amazing player and he did great things for Liverpool.”

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