The long and the protracted transfer saga finally came to its conclusion when Liverpool accepted a mammoth €160million offer from Barcelona for their most prized asset and Brazilian magician Philippe Coutinho. Though Liverpool were resistant throughout the last summer and rejected three bids from the Catalans, the player's desire to leave Anfield and the massive money they got for him proved to be the deciding factor in this deal.
The former Inter Milan man was instrumental in Liverpool's fine form this season as he racked up 12 goals in all competitions despite missing games at the start of the season. His contribution means Liverpool are sitting 4th in the Premier League table and topped their Champions League group as well. That's why many football pundits think that the Brazilian has left a significant hole in Jurgen Klopp's side and questioned the timing of his departure.
But Oxlade-Chamberlain believes there is enough depth in Jurgen Klopp's squad to deal with the departure of the Brazilian.
"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, Sadio, Roberto and everyone else," he told UK newspapers.
"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."
While he believes his team can reach the same heights in attack as was the case with Coutinho, the former Arsenal and Southampton playmaker paid tribute to the Brazil attacker.
"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," he said.
"He was a big character around the place and a fan's favorite- rightfully so. He was an amazing player and he did great things for Liverpool."
"When you lose anyone like Phil, I wouldn't say you're losing out, but you want as many good players as you can have in your team. That's football, that's the business that we are in. People come, people go."
"Great players will leave clubs and clubs will bring in great players. You don't like to see friends leave – and Phil was a really good guy – but you wish them all the best."
Liverpool will face the runaway leaders Manchester City in the blockbuster Premier League match on Sunday.