Liverpool star Alex Chamberlain reveals why he turned down move to Chelsea

Sheri Evans
September 11, 2017

The England worldwide joined the Reds from Premier League rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day last week, moving from London to Merseyside for a fee of £35m.

Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected a move to Chelsea in August in order to move to Anfield and he admits the chance to work under Jurgen Klopp was too good to turn down.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are set to travel to Manchester City as they look to continue their strong start to the new Premier League season.

Chamberlain could make his debut for Liverpool, but would likely have to displace one of Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum - two of the Reds' best players in their 4-0 win over Arsenal in the last game before the global break.

With this in mind, Oxlade-Chamberlain can expect to alternate with the likes of Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum, as well as deputising for both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

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Both team's defences have been widely criticised, despite an encouraging start to a campaign that has seen them claim seven points from their first three matches.

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"Even as a neutral watching him last season, you [could see] he's a really interesting character and someone that seems very inspiring for people that aren't even involved in the club", he told Liverpool's official website.

Whether he features against City remains to be seen, though, with Klopp admitting Liverpool's new No. 21 will need time to "adapt".

And with the club having fought off Barcelona to retain the services of Brazilian worldwide Philippe Coutinho, fans will expect more performances like the Reds' 4-0 demolition of Oxlade-Chamberlain's former club last time out.

Neville shared similar views, also speaking to Sky Sports: "He doesn't get in the best XI".

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

"At the moment I'm happy to play in a front three or, if I have to do it for the team, play right wing-back as well".

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