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Klopp: Ox ready for Arsenal

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be back at the Emirates to prove Arsenal how bad their decision was, when they let him go to Liverpool, according to Reds manager Jurgen Klopp

According to Jurgen Klopp, the former Gunners winger, who moved to Anfield during the summer transfer window, is ready to haunt his former club, as the two English giants face each other at the Emirates Stadium in their next Premier League fixture.

The German takes his side to London on Friday, when Oxlade-Chamberlain will look to make a point against the club he left in August, GOAL understands.

The 24-year-old’s recent performances have earned him the respect and love of many, although Klopp was impressed with him right from the beginning. He has also suggested earlier, that the England international will need to produce more attacking output than what Arsene Wenger demanded from him.

“He did well from the first day. If you are a big signing everyone expects you to perform immediately. It’s difficult, you can’t just play a little bit, you don’t know all your team-mates – it’s all different,” the Liverpool boss claimed.

“He has become more and more a Liverpool player. That’s how it is. He’s really fit, you could see it at Bournemouth, there was not one second where you thought he looked tired,” Klopp added.

Asked about Oxlade-Chamberlain’s improvements, the German coach said: “The biggest improvement and the biggest potential he has is being involved in goal scoring situations. He has it in him, but he maybe hasn’t been asked to do that too much in the past.”

“If you watch Arsenal in the past, their two decisive players were [Mesut] Ozil or [Alexis] Sanchez. Here we put it on more shoulders and if he’s on the pitch he needs to be involved in situations like this as well,” Jurgen Klopp explained.

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