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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants 'kick up the backside' from Jurgen Klopp

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants 'kick up the backside' from Jurgen Klopp

The England winger completed a deadline day move to Liverpool from Arsenal in a deal that could rise up to the £40m mark based on his performances in the Red shirt.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool to work with Jurgen Klopp and the former Arsenal star will get the ideal opportunity to watch the German at close quarters as he begins his Reds career on the bench.

Midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain could even make his debut this Saturday as the Reds travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in a clash of Premier League heavyweights.

The England worldwide told Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday show back in October 2016 that he was unhappy with his lack of game time with the Gunners, per Sky Sports' Patrick Surlis.

"Just as much as it's good for us, I think it will be good for him as well - he wants to develop as a player", he told the club's official website.

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.

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Arsene Wenger has wished Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all the best following his transfer to Liverpool from Arsenal last week.

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.

"I wish him well and I wish him all the best, you know, and I am thankful for what he has done here", Wenger said in his pre-match press conference. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger reportedly wanted him to remain with his club and at the end, it was the player himself who chose to move on. Wenger was emphatic about Nelson's chances in the first team and the player is ready to take up that challenge, having already progressed to the Under-23s.

Philippe Coutinho misses out on Liverpool's trip to Manchester City, while new signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is named on the bench.

You also have to bring something to the table. I've spoke to the manager about this, there's going to be a lot of positions (available) in this team: up-front, because the wingers play a bit more inside, or the midfield'.


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