Klopp reveals what Oxlade-Chamberlain told him about Arsenal boss Wenger

Jurgen Klopp reveals that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has no hard feelings with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was a huge fan of Arsene Wenger but opted to leave Arsenal for Liverpool FC for a change of environment.

The England midfielder opted to quit The Emirates and sign for their Premier League rivals on transfer deadline day last summer.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has since been in good form for the Reds and has gradually been working his way into the first team at Anfield.

The midfielder was one of the Reds’ heroes as he scored a brilliant goal in Liverpool FC’s dominant 3-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday night last week.

The 24-year-old will be hoping to continue to develop under Klopp at Anfield, and the midfielder has insisted that he does not have any hard feelings with the Arsenal boss.

Speaking at a news conference at Melwood on Friday, Klopp said: “We had a lot of talks and Oxlade loved Arsene Wenger. They were working together for six years or something like that.

“He never blamed Arsene Wenger for not improving enough, or whatever.

“Sometimes it’s only about changing circumstances, that’s it. Being in a different place, sometimes, can be better but only if you are aware of your problems.

“He always took it by himself. It was always ‘I could do more’ or ‘I could have done something more’.

“He was not coming here and saying ‘come on, make the best of me, use me in the best way’.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hoping to feature for the Reds when they take on Manchester City in the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash on Tuesday night.

The Reds know that if they score one goal at The Etihad, Manchester City will end up having to score five goals to book their place in the semi-finals.

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