Gary Neville warns Liverpool FC signing he won’t get into the team
Gary Neville discusses Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's transfer to Liverpool FC from Arsenal on Thursday
Gary Neville has warned Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that on current form he would not get into Liverpool’s starting line-up.
The 24-year-old midfielder completed his transfer to Anfield from Arsenal on deadline day as he became the Merseyside outfit’s fourth signing of the summer.
Oxlade-Chamberlain had started all three of Arsenal’s Premier League games but the north London side agreed to sell the England international to their rivals.
The former Southampton man will now try to prove himself at Liverpool by impressing Jurgen Klopp at the club.
However, former Manchester United defender Neville feels that Oxlade-Chamberlain has some work to do because he would not get into the first team if all of Liverpool’s players were fit.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Neville said: “He doesn’t get in the best XI. (Philippe) Coutinho, (Emre) Can, (Jordan) Henderson, (Adam) Lallana, (Mo) Salah, (Roberto) Firmino all play in front of him.
“Everyone seems to eulogising over him in the last 24 hours, but he doesn’t get in the best XI and strengthen their team.
“He does, however, strengthen their squad – he’s a player who could play in Jurgen Klopp’s style.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain could make his first appearance for Liverpool when the Reds travel to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.
The Reds have made a strong start to the season and are currently second in the table after their 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield last weekend.
Liverpool, who finished fourth in the Premier League last season, are preparing for a return to the group stage of the Champions League later this month after the Reds beat Hoffenheim in the play-off round.