Paul Merson: Chamberlain set for immediate disappointment at Liverpool

Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp and player Alex Oxlade Chamberlain during the match between Manchester City and Liverpool

Having lost to the Reds 4-0 with former club Arsenal before the global break, Oxlade-Chamberlain swapped London for Liverpool on transfer deadline day in a deal worth £40m after reportedly turning down Premier League champions Chelsea.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was greeted with a high five and a warm hug from Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp ahead of the midfielder's first training session at his new club.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been told he needs to offer more at Liverpool than he did at Arsenal, with Thierry Henry not sure "what he's good at".

Liverpool have seven matches in 24 games until the next worldwide break, so rotation will be key to maintaining the high-octane pressing game Klopp oversees.

"It is no longer about promise with Oxlade-Chamberlain - it's all about end product".

Liverpool could hardly be in higher spirits as they set out on the short trip to Manchester City tomorrow hoping to make a strong case for their Premier League title prospects.

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"I wish him well and I wish him all the best, you know, and I am thankful for what he has done here", Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.

Sealing a move for Oxlade-Chamberlain was one of two key pieces of deadline-day business for Liverpool, the other of which was retaining the services of Philippe Coutinho.

"That he can see that players love to play for him". You talk about the stuff you didn't have at Arsenal, apparently. "Every single manager would agree that it's time to kick that out before the season starts and not continue to have players in the dressing room who are half out and half in".

The winger was on worldwide duty with England when the transfer wheels were set in motion and underwent a medical with the Reds at England's training facility at St. George's Park.

Man United great Ryan Giggs said this week: "I didn't fancy Liverpool before the season started, but they've made some decent buys and kept Coutinho which is a boost for them".

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