Reiss Nelson upbeat about Arsenal first-team inclusion after Wenger comments

Still don't know what Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is good at, says Thierry Henry

Liverpool shelled out 35 million pounds on the Arsenal star, while the Ox agreed a five-year deal to stay at Anfield.

Wenger chose to start both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez at Anfield before the worldwide break despite uncertainty about their futures, and both players' commitment was questioned after the team's dismal performance.

Midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain could even make his debut this Saturday as the Reds travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in a clash of Premier League heavyweights. But Henry, speaking on Sky Sports, was not convinced.

He talked on the Liverpool website about that he could see Klopp making him a better player, improve him.

Oxlade-Chamberlain admitted that the opportunity to work under Klopp was one he simply could not pass up on.

The England worldwide turned down the chance to move to Chelsea, as well as a new contract at Arsenal, and cited Liverpool's charismatic manager as one of the attractions in moving to Merseyside.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told The Times that leaving Arsenal was the hardest decision of his life, but Jurgen Klopp would give him a "kick up the backside" at Liverpool. "Are you telling us you didn't have that at Arsenal?". You have to bring something on the table.

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Failing to get Thomas Lemar over the line will also have disappointed Klopp as Liverpool need alternative ways to progress the ball to the forward line, which Lemar's vision and technique would have greatly helped with.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain probably thought he had ruined any chance of Liverpool signing him after his performance against them a fortnight ago.

"I'm 24 now and some may say it's still young but in football years, when you've been in a team for six years, it seems like you are quite old".

"But I think it is actually a great move for him and it is the right move for him".

"It's a club I've admired for years, the players that have been here and now the manager".

"I don't know (if it happened before the loss to Liverpool)".

"The boss said to me [on tour] to just play with freedom [at wing-back], play as I would normally play, I went out with that in mind and I think I showed that as well".

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Of course, it was going to end up this way with the visitors forced to play the second half down to 10 men for about 53 minutes. Prior to the goal, the Reds had looked threatening but never came close to putting the ball into the back of the net.

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