"When the season starts, now we are really in this three-games-per-week rhythm and during the worldwide break he was with the national team".
Jurgen Klopp takes his side to Leicester, for one of the more intriguing looking Carabao Cup games this week.
"You are in a situation with your old club - and I don't say this about Alex specifically - and you accept it and it is hard to make the next step".
"Of course it is always better - and next year it will be like this - if a new player comes in for the [start of] the season at least, if not for the pre-season". We have a lot of players who are in good shape but have not had the match time - for example Grujic made a big step in development.
Danica Patrick's Stewart-Haas Racing career
Depending on how you want to look at Danica Patrick's NASCAR legacy, you could either consider her a failure or a success. Patrick had an appearance Wednesday for Aspen Dental in Chicago and told ESPN.com that she's in a good place mentally.
"Since he's been here it's been hard to train on different things because it's game after game after game".
Oxlade-Chamberlain made six starts this season for the Gunners and England but has been used sparingly by Klopp as he was schooled in how the German wants him to work.
"I think it would be odd if I were to say something about a player after two-and-a-half weeks when Arsene Wenger worked together with him for six or seven years", Klopp added. I don't feel pressure, I feel opportunity, the chance to do something really good.
Klopp also revealed that Joe Gomez will start at centre back if Dejan Lovren is unavailable.
The Liverpool boss suggested this week one player wouldn't resolve their defensive woes.
The striker knows he needs to be playing and scoring every week in order to catch head coach Gareth Southgate's eye and make a late bid to regain his England place in time for the World Cup finals next summer.