Jurgen Klopp advised over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following £35m transfer

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Emile Heskey has backed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to flourish at Liverpool following his £40million move from Arsenal.

The Reds saw off intense competition from Premier League champions Chelsea to sign the 24-year-old on transfer deadline day.

Chelsea had agreed a fee with Arsenal to bring Oxlade-Chamberlain to Stamford Bridge but the player favoured a move to Anfield to work with Jurgen Klopp.

The England international was said to be wary of joining the Blues as he did not want to play right wing-back, instead preferring to fight for a place in central midfield at Liverpool.

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Heskey believes Oxlade-Chamberlain can cement a place in the Liverpool side but reckons he is best suited to a position on the wing.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former England striker said: ‘I think it’s a great move for Liverpool, it adds strength in depth and pace to the squad.

‘He gives you different options, he can play on the right or the left or obviously in the middle where he wants to play so it’s a great addition.

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‘I’ve watched the pace of the lad so I’d have him out wide but he did do well in the centre and made some commanding performances so why not?’

Jurgen Klopp given advice over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following £35m transfer
Former Liverpool and England star Emile Heskey (Picture: Getty)

Klopp enjoyed a productive transfer window, signing Mohamed Salah, Andy Roberton, Dominic Solanke and Oxlade-Chamberlain while retaining the services of Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian was pushing for a summer move with Barcelona interested in securing his signature but Heskey believes he can now enjoy a fine season at Anfield.

Credit: Metro


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