Steven Gerrard: What I love about classy Liverpool FC star
The Liverpool FC legend heaps praise on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his progress at Anfield
Steven Gerrard has described Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the “bit of class” in the Liverpool FC midfield.
The England international has been a big hit at the Anfield outfit following his £40m move to Liverpool FC from Arsenal in the 2017 summer transfer window.
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp used Oxlade-Chamberlain sparingly in the opening months of the season before the versatile midfielder managed to break into the starting XI.
The 24-year-old has impressed over the past few months following a return of five goals and seven assists in 37 games in all competitions in the current campaign.
Oxlade-Chamberlain netted in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 win against Premier League champions Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.
However, the England star suffered an injury problem in the first half of their 5-2 win against Serie A giants AS Roma in the semi-final at Anfield.
Former Liverpool FC captain Gerrard heaped praise on Oxlade-Chamberlain for his progress in the current campaign.
“I love how direct he is,” Gerrard told BT Sport. “I love his power and his speed.
“I think he’s really grown in a Liverpool shirt. Henderson is your leader, Milner’s the industry and the hard work – and he is that bit of class to connect the midfield to the attack.”
Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table to secure a return to the Champions League after a two-season absence.
The Reds signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Southampton in the January transfer window.