Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain & Liverpool

New Liverpool signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain speaks on new manager Jurgen Klopp

Klopp influence

New Liverpool signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has given his first official Liverpool interview.

The former Arsenal winger enjoyed his first training session at the Reds’ Melwood training ground on Wednesday.

The Ox has been away with England for their two World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia.

Chamberlain is set to make his Liverpool debut this weekend in their clash against Man City.

The 24-year-old played against Liverpool during Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat at Anfield.

Inspiring

Chamberain has spoken about his new manager Jurgen Klopp, and how he was a major factor in him joining the club.

“Even as a neutral watching him last season, you [could see] he’s a really interesting character and someone that seems very inspiring for people that aren’t even involved in the club. Watching him, [you see] his passion and how much he cares about the game,” he told Liverpool’s official website.

“The thing that stood out for me was his relationship with the players, how close he seems to bond with the players on and off the field. That’s massive and it’s definitely a big plus when you’re looking to progress, having that relationship with the manager, that definitely helps.” 

Chamberlain also cited positional reasons for him choosing Liverpool over Chelsea, where he would most likely play at right-wing back.

Somewhat ironically, just days after Chamberlain signed for Liverpool, the club’s right back Nathaniel Clyne was left out of their Champions League squad due to injury – meaning Chamberlain would most likely be the Reds’ deputy right-back.