How Twitter reacted to Liverpool signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal

How Twitter reacted to Liverpool signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal

Liverpool have signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal for a fee of £35 million, according to BBC Sport. Chelsea had a bid accepted for the midfielder earlier in the week, but he wasn’t keen on a move to Stamford Bridge. He wants to play under Jurgen Klopp and believes that he can thrive at Anfield. This is a great piece of business for all parties.

Arsene Wenger knew that he had no option but to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain, as he had only a year left on his contract. They managed to bring in a good fee for him, but it will be a blow that he has gone to a rival club. Although his record at the Emirates Stadium isn’t superb, the 24-year-old remains a huge talent and Liverpool will believe they can get the most out of it.

Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to play in central midfield and was put off by the idea of playing right wing-back at Chelsea. He obviously believes he will get the opportunity to play centrally at Liverpool, but he will have to work hard to secure a regular starting place in his preferred position.

It remains to be seen how he will be used at Anfield, but it is a great signing for the club. They have managed to get one over on two of their top-six rivals and that is a strong image to project to the rest of the footballing world. Klopp will see Oxlade-Chamberlain as a good squad player capable of playing a number of different roles and that lends itself well to rotation. The Englishman will get plenty of chances and it is up to him to prove himself at his new club.

The last few days have shown that players want to join Liverpool ahead of rival teams and that underlines how much the club have grown under Klopp. They are building a great squad and there is a real possibility that they can challenge for major honours soon. It will take a while for them to reach that level, but they are headed in the right direction.

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Here is how Twitter reacted to the signing:

https://twitter.com/NickVann1987/status/903184260298833920

Liverpool fans thought it was a good buy:

https://twitter.com/CWSports_PW/status/903211260052992000

Arsenal fans were mixed on the sale:

https://twitter.com/SamRoth2/status/903211608276697088

Chelsea fans thought it was a blessing in disguise that they didn’t get him:

https://twitter.com/CFCin3/status/902994050768408578

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