Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool & Arsenal
On Tuesday, a brand new interview with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been posted on Liverpool’s official website.
Many people raised eyebrows when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain left Arsenal to join Liverpool in the summer.
Did Liverpool really need to spend 35 million pounds on the Ox?
Importantly, Oxlade-Chamberlain was available for free at the end of the season when his contract with Arsenal would have expired.
And, of course, Liverpool are already well-stocked with midfielders which has prevented the Ox from featuring in his favoured centre-mid role.
Yet it’s been a good for days for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
After opening his Liverpool account at at Maribor in the Champions League, the Ox played 90 minutes in the 3-0 win over the Slovenians in midweek. And he also started and scored on Saturday away at West Ham.
The Ox on his Liverpool problems
Oxlade-Chamberlain has now spoken openly about what it was like moving from Arsenal to Liverpool.
The England international has revealed that the transition from the Emirates Stadium to Anfield wasn’t the easiest:
It’s never easy coming into a new team with as much quality as we’ve got here. It takes time to settle in and learn a new formation and style of play.
I’ve had to be patient; I’d have liked to have played as much as I can, that’s natural. The only thing I can do when I get the chance is try to impress and help the team to win, with goals and creating chances.
I’m going to keep trying to do that and keep pushing for starting places, just as everyone else will. That’s the best thing – competition for places.
The most important thing is that we’re winning. I’m happy with the result and obviously it was nice to start as well.
During the West Ham game, Liverpool fans revealed their new song for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The lyrics are as follows:
Oh Jurgen said he’s gonna play him in centre mid,
Oooh words they can’t describe,
When he’s running down the right hand side,
His bird is fine,
She sings belters all the time,
That’s why we sing again,
That's why we'll sing again for Oxlade Chamberlain 🔴🎵 pic.twitter.com/0gEurugdUs
— Paul Philbin (@paulphilbin) November 4, 2017