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There have been voices these last 48 hours doubting that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is any better than players that Liverpool already had in his positions, but club legend Steven Gerrard has no doubt that the 24-year-old will prove to be a ‘very positive signing’.
I think he’s already become a fantastic player, and that’s the reason why we spent 35 million pounds on him
Liverpool’s academy coach (these days) told the club’s TV channel.
I think he definitely strengthens the group and the team. He’s English, he’s 24, he’s just coming into his peak years. He’s a very quick and exciting player
Gerrard said, before sharing the impression he was given by Oxlade-Chamberlain playing for Arsenal;
He seems as if he wasn’t happy at Arsenal, so now hopefully he can settle down, give the best years of his career at Liverpool Football Club. I think he’s a very, very positive signing
the Reds legend said. The young England international turned down the opportunity to sign a new contract at the Gunners, as well as playing for Chelsea, choosing Liverpool instead, despite the fact that the Reds’ offer, financially, was lower than that of both Chelsea and Arsenal.