Transfer Deadline Updates: Alex Oxlade Chamberlain sign for Liverpool

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has completed his move to Liverpool despite an approach made by Chelsea.

The 24-year-old English national joins Klopp’s side after rejecting a new contract worth a whopping £180k-a-week by Arsenal and then snubbing Chelsea’s offer worth £220k-a-week. Chamberlain wants to be deployed in a central midfield position something that neither Arsenal or Chelsea could offer him.

The Reds are believed to have paid £35 million plus £5 million in add-ons to acquire the player.

Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of his recent signing and when asked about his newest arrival, Klopp had this to say:

“I am really, really happy we have got Alex signed, since the last game(Arsenal vs Liverpool) I have been waiting and hoping we could make this transfer – and when I got the news he was ours it was fantastic.

“I remember the first time I saw him play live – it was at Dortmund in 2014 and he came on as a sub that day and made a big impact.

“Alex stood out immediately because of his pace and skills and his attitude in such a big game for a young player; I remember him chasing back to make a brilliant challenge on Mkhitaryan in the box to save a certain goal.

“He is someone with really good abilities who always gives everything for his team. A player that is positive and willing to take risks to try and make positive things happen.

“He may still be young but he has a lot of experience in the Premier League, Champions League and for his country.

“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.

“This is someone making a tough decision to leave one great club and come to another great club and I think he had many options so to get him means I am delighted.

“He didn’t make an easy decision but I think he made a great one to go on this journey with this squad of talented boys and our great supporters. I welcome him to the Liverpool family.”

Klopp may be delighted with Oxlade Chamberlain’s signature but Liverpool still remain active in the market as they continue to chase Virgil Van Dijk and Thomas Lemar before the 11 p.m deadline.

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