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Oxlade-Chamberlain: ‘This is why I snubbed Chelsea’

The former Arsenal man who made the move to Liverpool instead of Chelsea has lifted the lid to as why he did so…

Chelsea were the favorites to sign the versatile midfielder, However, Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected Antonio Conte’s side in order to secure a move over to Anfield.

The England international made a club-record £40m move to The Reds from Arsenal last month after entering the final 12 months of his existing deal.

“Even as a neutral watching last season, you [could see] he’s [Klopp] a really interesting character and someone that seems very inspiring for people that aren’t even involved in the club,” he told Liverpool’s official website.

“Watching him, his passion and how much he cares about the game. The thing that stood out for me was his relationship with the players, how close he seems to bond with the players on and off the field.

“That’s massive and it’s definitely a big plus when you’re looking to progress, having that relationship with the manager; that definitely helps.

“And then obviously the way his teams play, that’s definitely inspirational for me and was one of the instrumental – if not the main reason – that I felt this place was definitely the place for me.”

See also

Chelsea FC Squad, Team, All Players 2017/2018

Ian Wright warns Chelsea: ‘This player cannot fill Matic’s boots’

Liverpool Players Salaries 2017 (Weekly Wages)

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