Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a hard begin to his time at Liverpool following his £35million time limit-day transfer from Arsenal.
The England global made his complete debut within the 2-zero Carabao Cup loss to Leicester remaining Tuesday and won sturdy complaint from pundit and lovers.
Merson says Oxlade-Chamberlain should attempt to persist with the fundamentals with the intention to fulfil his attainable at Anfield.
“Yeah (he has been poor), from what you expected,” Merson mentioned on Sky Sports.
“I take a look at him and because he’s been at Arsenal I will’t be mindful too many soccer fits in his career at Arsenal the place he’s come off the pitch and also you idea ‘wow, he was the best player on the pitch today, he run the show today, he effected the game like you’ve by no means observed’.
“Sometimes I’ve a move at Theo (Walcott) however I’ve observed it with Theo quite a lot of instances, the place he’s come off the pitch and he’s effected the sport and he’s scored targets.
“This lad must get again to fundamentals.
“I do know that sounds a little silly however he appears to be chasing his tail.
“Everything must be particular, have you learnt what I imply?
“Instead of simply getting again at the ball and passing it 5 and 10 yards and enjoying himself again into his career if I’m being truthful.
“At the instant he’s no longer actually going anyplace.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain is perhaps at the bench for Liverpool’s travel to Leicester this night (five.30pm), this time within the Premier League.