Thierry Henry sends Liverpool FC warning to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The Arsenal legend warns Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that he will have to step up at Liverpool
Thierry Henry has warned Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that he will need to bring something different to prove a success at Liverpool.
The 24-year-old decided to leave Arsenal and sign for their Premier League rivals on transfer deadline day after he opted against renewing his contract at The Emirates.
Chelsea were widely reported to have also agreed a fee with Arsenal for the England star but the midfielder instead completed a move to Liverpool from the Gunners in a £40m deal.
The England international struggled to establish himself as a key member of the Arsenal team during a seven-season career at The Emirates following his move from Southampton in 2010.
Oxlade-Chammberlain made his Liverpool debut in a 5-0 loss to Manchester City after the 24-year-old came off the bench following Sadio Mane’s sending off at The Etihad.
The attacking midfielder was one of four summer signings at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp looked to build a squad capable of challenging for the Champions League crown.
Former Arsenal striker Henry sent a challenge to Oxlade-Chamberlain following the start of his Liverpool career.
“I always thought he didn’t really flourish at Arsenal,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“I was surprised with what he said… very telling of what he thought he didn’t have at arsenal because he said he’s going there to make sure Klopp can improve him as a player, he sees Klopp as a guy who can make him a better player.
“Where he’s going to play… I actually don’t know, it’s a bit tricky on the wings to play for Liverpool and as a No.10 – Coutinho is back.
“He also need to bring something to the table in order to get better, it’s not only the manager.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain won three FA Cup crowns during his Arsenal career but the England international failed to get his hands on the Premier League title.