Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain explains why he had to leave Arsenal

Lawrence Cooper
September 11, 2017

Oxlade-Chamberlain was dragged off during the 4-0 thrashing at Anfield but Jurgen Klopp was still willing to spend £35 million on the England worldwide on transfer deadline day.

The England worldwide played for the Gunners vs the Merseysiders in his last game before completing his move to the Anfield club.

The 24-year-old completed his move from north London to Anfield on transfer deadline day and has since revealed a desire to escape the comfort zone he found himself in as Arsenal played a role in convincing him to seek a new challenge.

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He trained with the rest of the squad on Thursday and afterwards Klopp told liverpoolfc.com: "Of course - all good, all good".

With this in mind, Oxlade-Chamberlain can expect to alternate with the likes of Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum, as well as deputising for both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Since then I have followed him and when I heard it may be possible to sign him I didn't need to think twice. "Did it? I think he was not worse than any other player on the football pitch".

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"You'd have seen him [Klopp] on the sidelines, he's very passionate, what you see is a fantastic manager and I think he will help Alex a lot", said Henderson, who will lead England against Slovakia in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Monday night.

"The worst moments of my life were under Klopp because, being well, I knew I could play some games, but he was honest with me", he told Marca. You also talk about the stuff you didn't have at Arsenal, apparently.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was named on the bench for his first fixture as a Liverpool player, with Klopp selecting him among the substitutes for a crunch clash away at fellow Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City.

Neville shared similar views, also speaking to Sky Sports: "He doesn't get in the best XI".

For some of the other high-profile players returning to their English Premier League teams following the global break, the reception might be a little frostier.

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