Jurgen Klopp: What excites me about new Liverpool signing
The Liverpool manager opens up about what excites him about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Jurgen Klopp says he is excited about Liverpool signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s “mentality and desire to get even better”.
Liverpool completed a £40m deal to sign the England international from title rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has put pen to paper on a five-year deal rumoured to be worth in the region of £120,000 a week.
The 24-year-old arrives at Anfield with a wealth of experience although the talented midfielder has failed to fulfill his potential at The Emirates.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored 20 times in 198 appearances in all competitions during his seven seasons as an Arsenal player.
The former Southampton youth graduate has won three FA Cups during his spell at the north London club but is still waiting to get his hands on the Premier League or the Champions League.
Liverpool boss Klopp is encouraged by Oxlade-Chamberlain’s desire to improve following the England midfielder’s move to Anfield.
“He may still be young but he has a lot of experience in the Premier League, Champions League and for his country,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.
“Already he is a very, very good player and I think he has the mentality and desire to get even better – and that excites me.”
Liverpool have already signed AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Chelsea teenager Dominic Solanke and Hull City defender Andy Robertson.
The Reds have also agreed a club-record deal to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita next summer.
The Merseyside outfit were 4-0 winners against Arsenal in their last Premier League game at Anfield.