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Oxlade-Chamberlain relieved to join Liverpool from Arsenal, says Klopp

Oxlade-Chamberlain relieved to join Liverpool from Arsenal, says Klopp”

Liverpool will start their third hard goalkeeper of the season for the Carabao Cup trip to Leicester City after manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Danny Ward will begin the third round tie at the King Power Stadium.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has no doubts over the quality of recent addition Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

"A new start is very often a kind of relief, that's how it is", he added. That says a lot about you. So far I can see that.

The man whose £177m price tag frightened off even Barcelona was one of the few players on show who didn't have anything to prove.

"He knows he played all the games for Arsenal from the beginning and now he's coming here and sitting on the bench - it looks like it was not the best decision".

Obviously we should heed medical advice across the season and rest him when he needs it, but the priority should be getting him on the pitch as much as we can. The final was good when we played there, the semi-final a year ago with Southampton [came at] the wrongest possible moment but we couldn't change that.

The Merseyside club play Leicester again at the same ground on Saturday and will be desperate for three points, with many fans convinced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has brought a "curse" to the club.

"We have a lot of players who are in good shape but did not have the match time so far", explained Klopp.

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Klopp's success over seven years at Borussia Dortmund made him one of Europe's most sought after managers, but with Liverpool struggling defensively, former Newcastle United captain Shearer said he was no better than his predecessor.

"I would love to but I'm not sure the world is ready for such a insane decision", said Klopp sarcastically when asked if Ward would be involved, according to the Liverpool Echo. I played against Arsenal when Alex was in centre-mid, I played against Alex when he was on the wing, I played against Arsenal when he was wing-back.

"It is the highest quality if you can play in different positions in the Premier League".

"Probably when Alex was 18 or 19 people thought he would be "the man". That's the plan. But he is now the ideal age and still is able to make big steps.

"I'm sick of goals like this to be honest, you can not play football and do that".

Liverpool come into tonight's encounter without a win in their last three games.

"I'm really happy to have him here".



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