Oxlade-Chamberlain Admits Klopp Was a Major Reason for Liverpool Move

The England worldwide completed a £35 million move to Anfield on transfer deadline day and he has been quick to talk up his desire to work with Jurgen Klopp after linking up with the Reds, following six years in north London.

The England global joined the Reds from Premier League rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day last week, moving from London to Merseyside for a fee of £35m.

Henderson, who played alongside Oxlade-Chamberlain for England in their 4-0 win over Malta on Friday, thinks Klopp's presence as Liverpool manager will help the 24-year-old realise his potential.

The winger was on worldwide duty with England when the transfer wheels were set in motion and underwent a medical with the Reds at England's training facility at St. George's Park.

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

The England global turned down the chance to move to Chelsea, as well as a new contract at Arsenal, and cited Liverpool's charismatic manager as one of the attractions in moving to Merseyside.

Thierry Henry has criticised Liverpool new boy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, saying he doesn't know what the midfielder is good at.

Perrie has hit back at the break up claims
Perrie has hit back at the break up claims

"Sometimes it opens the door for some younger players, who get an opportunity they otherwise might not get".

"I just felt like I really wanted to push on with my career and it felt like now was the right time to take myself out of my comfort zone, push myself and go and see what I can really achieve with a team like Liverpool. The manager can take me up to the next level".

With that in mind, Sportsmail assesses where Oxlade-Chamberlain can break into Liverpool's squad. The kind of full-throttle football that the manager wants us to play, he'll be a fantastic addition and give us options - which is something we didn't have at stages last season.

Man United great Ryan Giggs said this week: "I didn't fancy Liverpool before the season started, but they've made some decent buys and kept Coutinho which is a boost for them". This was the hardest decision I've ever had to make.

"And then obviously the way his teams play".

Oxlade-Chamberlain is in line to make his Liverpool debut at Manchester City in Saturday's lunchtime clash.

  • Julie Sanders