Frank Lampard lavishes praise on Liverpool FC summer signing

Frank Lampard hails Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his solid start to life as a Liverpool FC star

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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England legend Frank Lampard Photo: BT Sport

Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his solid start to life as a Liverpool FC player.

The 24-year-old midfielder has been getting used to his new surroundings at Anfield after choosing to leave Arsenal and sign for the Reds in the summer transfer window last year.

Oxlade-Chamberlain scored Liverpool FC’s brilliant second goal on Wednesday night as he helped to fire the Reds to a dominant 3-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

The midfielder has been gradually stepping up his performances for Jurgen Klopp’s men and has netted five goals and made five assists in all competitions for the Reds so far this term.

And former Chelsea FC star Lampard believes that Oxlade-Chamberlain’s recent displays have staked his claim for a starting spot in the England team at the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Speaking to BT Sport, Lampard said: “I think he’s made a big step towards [being a starter for England at the World Cup].

“There are not many people who can do that role in midfield, who can open up a game with pace, direction and end-product.”

Liverpool FC are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League derby showdown against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.

The Reds will return to Champions League action next Tuesday night when they travel to Manchester City for the return leg of their quarter-final tie.

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