Steven Gerrard hails Liverpool's "fantastic" signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Friday, 01 Sep, 2017

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has become a new Liverpool's midfielder.

When asked where Oxlade-Chamberlain would fit in at Liverpool, Neville told Sky Sports: "He doesn't get in the best XI".

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Arsene Wenger didn't trust him to play in the center of the park either, leaving him without a clear posistion to play at Arsenal. Unlike many other recent exits from the Emirates, this one seems to be less about money or titles and more about fulfilling a potential that so far has only been hinted at. The Merseyside had previously meant to buy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for about 25-million pounds, but with how the market has been growing lately, it was no longer possible.

The former Southampton youngster turned down a new improved deal at Arsenal earlier this month which would have seen him earn £180,000 a week.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, had a year remaining on his contract at Arsenal but moves on as he seeks to secure regular football in his preferred midfield role.

"A player that is positive and willing to take risks to try and make positive things happen".

Liverpool have completed the £35m signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.

"I think he still has to prove himself".

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was "really happy" to have signed an "exciting" talent he "didn't need to think twice" about.

Oxlade-Chamberlain's departure comes after a turbulent start to Arsenal's season saw them lose two of their first three Premier League games, including Sunday's 4-0 humiliating reverse at Anfield.

From a financial perspective, selling Oxlade-Chamberlain made flawless sense.

Monaco are also reluctant to sell their midfielder Thomas Lemar to Liverpool, with widespread reports suggesting a bid of around €100m would be required to seal a deal for the French midfielder.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not a top player for Arsenal.