The very basic level of sports.
Liverpool fans were joyous over the news that 'the OX' would be joining them from Arsenal. Chamberlain's arrival brought about a sense of hope and assurance to this current Liverpool side. Maybe, just maybe it would be their year at last. Fast forward to 5 games into the season and there are rumors in some corners that Chamberlain might be cursed. Chamberlain last game for Arsenal was against his current side, Liverpool. In that match, he was powerless to prevent his side from the 4-nil spanking at the hands of Arsenal. When he was subbed off, he had a look in his face that suggested he had just played the last game for the club. The fans feared so too, and their fears were confirmed when it was announced that the player had joined Liverpool. Although his send forth was not ideal, he will always have a place in the heart of the Arsenal fans. 'We are the biggest winners' thought the Liverpool fans. Little did they know that Chamberlain's arrival would bring about a stretch of bad luck.
Having annihilated Arsenal, this Liverpool side were high in spirits and confidence, little did they expect what hit them. Guardiola's charges were absolutely ruthless and tore into Liverpool from all angles. This was most certainly not the debut Chamberlain was expecting. Many thought it was just a coincidence, a week ago, they had defeated an Arsenal team that had Chamberlain in their ranks. The next week, a suffered a 5-nil drubbing at the hands of Man city, this time with Chamberlain as a Liverpool player. After that they played their first Champions league group stage match against Sevilla. Although they didn't lose, they had a disappointing draw nonetheless. Seeking to improve on their recent poor form, they faced Burnley on Saturday, but came out with another draw. This series of poor results have reportedly landed Jurgen Klopp in hot waters with the Liverpool board. Blaming Liverpool's woes entirely on Chamberlain will not be hyperbolic, but there is a feeling that he brought about this bad luck. He and Liverpool need to make changes, and fast if they are to compete on all fronts this season!