“Versatile and works hard,” “depth is key” – Liverpool fans react to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signing

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Liverpool have agreed a £35 million deal for Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, further strengthening Jurgen Klopp‘s squad before the transfer deadline.

The recently turned 24-year-old reportedly turned down a move to Chelsea to move north to Merseyside, with the chance of playing in midfield or as a wide player under Klopp being key to that decision.

While the fee may raise eyebrows given that he was out of contract next summer, fans are mostly just pleased with the addition of a player who looks like they could fulfil their potential under Klopp’s management.

Here’s a selection of what the fans are saying about the signing, with many seeing the positive of adding depth to the squad:

https://twitter.com/kearnsyLFC/status/902936165992595457

https://twitter.com/flanners85/status/902936803375755264

Dan Nguyen on Facebook:

Depth is key. Its what killed them down the stretch. Ox is going to fit well in to the high press. Kid does have sheer speed. He will fit in very well with klopps tactics

Incognito in the forums:

We will be really short of players this season, I for one am pretty happy with this signing. He’s fast and versatile, can play under multiple positions and he’ll be coached by Klopp. Gives a good squad depth for the long tiring season.

The best part is he wants to come and will give his 100%. Rejected Chelsea for us. Lads like him are pretty difficult to get these days and believe his head won’t turn easily towards greener pastures once he becomes better. Get in, I say.

Steve Todd on Facebook:

The market dictates that average players are being sold for £30 Million plus these days !! It’s just the way it is !! Klopp will make him far better than he’s been at Arsenal !

https://twitter.com/AnfieldBond/status/902939877825814528

https://twitter.com/KS15YXM/status/902929615496388610

The deal also upset Piers Morgan, so that’s a bonus:

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