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      Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread

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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #30: Aug 31, 2017 03:53:03 pm
      Said after the Fa Cup victory to Gerrard that he grew up wanting to play centre midfield and be like him.

      Good luck to the lad in making it happen.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #31: Aug 31, 2017 04:02:39 pm
      Big fan of Lucas obviously. ;D
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #32: Aug 31, 2017 04:09:22 pm


      Alex + all of the clubs main sponsors.

      You're getting cynical in your old age mate.

      As am I. ;)
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #33: Aug 31, 2017 04:36:44 pm
      Welcome Alex, YNWA :scarf:
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #34: Aug 31, 2017 04:41:15 pm
      Apart from saying "welcome" I'm going to hold off on this one for a bit until I see how Klopp is going to use him.

      It might be the case at Arsenal where his ability to play in different positions meant he was shifted around a bit too much which maybe slowed his progression, in which case he's better than I think he was at arsenal.

      As ever, time will tell, but until then, welcome aboard and good luck.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #35: Aug 31, 2017 04:54:27 pm


      Alex + all of the clubs main sponsors.

      Needs to be eating a few dunkin donuts
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #36: Aug 31, 2017 05:14:02 pm
      Have to admit, never thought he was where we should be putting the bulk of our attention this window, but he will be good cover to have in midfield and on the wings. Hopefully Klopp can work his magic and turn him into a world-beater.

      Looking forward to seeing what he can do and it can't be questioned at least that he looks like he'll give his all for the shirt.

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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #37: Aug 31, 2017 05:30:45 pm
      Ynwa oxo, give your all for the shirt
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #38: Aug 31, 2017 05:46:14 pm
      At least we have signed a player, where the money is not, the number one object. Welcome to the club Alex.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #39: Aug 31, 2017 07:14:38 pm
      Jürgen Klopp: I've been watching Alex's progress since 2014

      Jürgen Klopp has outlined his delight at adding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to his Liverpool project, three years after first noticing his talents during a Champions League game as Borussia Dortmund manager.

      The 24-year-old penned a long-term deal with the Reds on Thursday to seal a deadline-day switch from Arsenal.

      Klopp admits he has long held admiration for Oxlade-Chamberlain ever since he caught the eye of the boss after coming on as a substitute for the Gunners in a European tie in Dortmund back in September 2014.

      The manager told Liverpoolfc.com: “I am really, really happy we have got Alex signed. Since the last game I have been waiting and hoping we could make this transfer - and when I got the news he was ours it was fantastic.

      “I remember the first time I saw him play live - it was at Dortmund in 2014 and he came on as a sub that day and made a big impact. He stood out immediately because of his pace and skills and his attitude in such a big game for a young player; I remember him chasing back to make a brilliant challenge on Mkhitaryan in the box to save a certain goal.

      “We won that game but lost the return match at Arsenal when he started and played well, I think he hit the post. Since then I have followed him and when I heard it may be possible to sign him I didn't need to think twice.

      “I hear a lot of talk about positions but let's talk about the player; he is someone with really good abilities who always gives everything for his team. A player that is positive and willing to take risks to try and make positive things happen.

      “He may still be young but he has a lot of experience in the Premier League, Champions League and for his country. Already he is a very, very good player and I think he has the mentality and desire to get even better - and that excites me.

      “This is someone making a tough decision to leave one great club and come to another great club and I think he had many options, so to get him means I am delighted.

      “He didn't make an easy decision but I think he made a great one to go on this journey with this squad of talented boys and our great supporters. I welcome him to the Liverpool family.”

      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/273812-jurgen-klopp-i-ve-been-watching-alex-s-progress-since-2014
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #40: Aug 31, 2017 09:42:44 pm
      Wonder if he knew he'll be playing at center back?
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #41: Aug 31, 2017 10:18:08 pm
      Welcome aboard Alex.
      Just don't break your f***in leg playing for England and try and make it to Melwood in one piece next week please, we've got a mega game lined up against Guardiola's lot next Saturday ;D
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #42: Sep 01, 2017 02:47:14 am
      Welcome AOC to the Greatest Football Club on the Planet.

      Now go out there and do everything in your power to win us lots of silverware.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #43: Sep 01, 2017 11:02:54 am
      Welcome AOC to the Greatest Football Club on the Planet.



      2nd greatest club  :f_whistle:  ;D
      On a serious note though I would of preferred VVD by a country mile for the position in the team than Ox coz you already have options there.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #44: Sep 01, 2017 09:48:53 pm


      Yes and you played your part well agent AOC. :lmao:
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #45: Sep 02, 2017 02:10:57 am
      2nd greatest club  :f_whistle:  ;D
      On a serious note though I would of preferred VVD by a country mile for the position in the team than Ox coz you already have options there.

      Apart from your first line, no sh*t Sherlock!
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #46: Sep 02, 2017 02:38:19 am
      I am not excited about this signing. I back Hendo, Gini, Can,Grujic, Lallana, Miner and Coutinho as midfielders ahead of him. He should not be used going forward, Origi is a better attacking prospect and we loaned him out.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #47: Sep 05, 2017 12:47:28 am
      Appalling performance tonight..curious to see if Klopp indeed promised a place in midfield as rumoured and who's place is he going to take..although based on tonight's performance I hoped he lied to him >:D
      « Last Edit: Sep 05, 2017 11:38:30 am by fckmediocrity »
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #48: Sep 05, 2017 03:57:55 am
      is there any proof Klopp said anything about AOC and midfield time? i'm quite sure people just made that up with Milner signing, has it happened again?
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      Reply #49: Sep 05, 2017 10:08:44 am
      Way to support the new signing lads  :-\

      He's not even pulled on the shirt or worked to Klopps instructions and fans are sticking the boot in. 👏

      Remember thats Klopp who has improved the likes of Lallana, Can, Mane, Coutinho etc etc etc

      At least let him have a training session 👀
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      Reply #50: Sep 05, 2017 10:23:59 am
      Way to support the new signing lads  :-\

      He's not even pulled on the shirt or worked to Klopps instructions and fans are sticking the boot in. 👏

      Remember thats Klopp who has improved the likes of Lallana, Can, Mane, Coutinho etc etc etc

      At least let him have a training session 👀

      Spot on. This lad has a "Hendo-esque" effect on some.

      Even if/when he makes a positive impact there'll be a few won't acknowledge it.

      Most who are sceptical of the signing will remain objective and get behind but a few will seize on every opportunity to say "see I said he was pish you should listen to me"......

      .......and then I'll put them on ignore ;)
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #51: Sep 05, 2017 10:26:03 am
      Way to support the new signing lads  :-\

      He's not even pulled on the shirt or worked to Klopps instructions and fans are sticking the boot in. 👏

      Remember thats Klopp who has improved the likes of Lallana, Can, Mane, Coutinho etc etc etc

      At least let him have a training session 👀

      Right on. We'll see. :)
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #52: Sep 05, 2017 10:57:39 am
      He's going to be quality. I can feel it.

      Last night was bad though, he played a 3/10.
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      Reply #53: Sep 05, 2017 11:32:33 am
      He's going to be quality. I can feel it.

      Last night was bad though, he played a 3/10.

      I think on the showing of the last two England games i'd rather we went to the casino with that 40 million and stuck it on red and bought Lemar with the winnings. If we lost we could have just waited 12 months and picked him up for free anyway.

      But! That's England! Lets get him back to Melwood and see what Klopp can do with him. Needs a big hug and to be made to feel 10 feet tall by Klopp and we could see the rewards.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #54: Sep 05, 2017 11:39:33 am
      is there any proof Klopp said anything about AOC and midfield time? i'm quite sure people just made that up with Milner signing, has it happened again?

      No, nothing has been said by Klopp whatsoever. Henderson did mention that he had qualities which meant he could play wing back or in the middle.

      I think the whole central midfield thing comes from the report that AOC had a conversation with Conte, before deciding to join us, which revolved around his place in the squad, namely that he'd be fighting Victor Moses for the wing back spot. It seems he got the impression he'd only be able to play wing back, and that formed part of his reasoning in turning Chelsea down. No idea if Klopp told him he's more open to playing him in different positions during their conversation, but seeing as we don't play with wing backs very often it seems more likely he'll be used as a wing forward or one of the three CMs.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #55: Sep 05, 2017 11:43:01 am

      Last night was bad though, he played a 3/10.

      Just like the game before that against Malta. Slight improvement on the horror show he was part of when we thumped Arsenal. I think 3/10 is his consistent level, 5/10 is him on a good day.

      Get the ball, run fast, lose the ball and repeat
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      Reply #56: Sep 05, 2017 11:48:45 am
      Just like the game before that against Malta. Slight improvement on the horror show he was part of when we thumped Arsenal. I think 3/10 is his consistent level, 5/10 is him on a good day.

      Get the ball, run fast, lose the ball and repeat

      Come on mate, he's better than that.

      There's a reason why Arsenal, Chelsea and Klopp wanted him.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #57: Sep 05, 2017 11:51:33 am
      I will reserve judgement until I've seen him play for us and I will also give him this season to improve and gel into the team, if at the end he is still sh*t then we deal with that at that time, but until then lets try backing him.
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #58: Sep 05, 2017 11:59:02 am
      Come on mate, he's better than that.

      There's a reason why Arsenal, Chelsea and Klopp wanted him.

      We once wanted Carlton Cole. Doesn't make him good.

      Also Chelsea tried for him, Barkley and ended up with Drinkwater after inning off Matic so that shows you the calibre they were after. All 3 English and 2 of them happened to be in the final year of their contract.


      Genuinely interested, what is it you think is so good about him?

      He has a terrible goal and assist record, he can't tackle, he struggles to beat his man, he's no threat in the air, he can't dictate the play and he can't cross. All he is really good at is running fast.
      « Last Edit: Sep 05, 2017 12:03:48 pm by 7-King Kenny-7 »
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      Re: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Player Thread
      Reply #59: Sep 05, 2017 12:42:33 pm
      Just like the game before that against Malta. Slight improvement on the horror show he was part of when we thumped Arsenal. I think 3/10 is his consistent level, 5/10 is him on a good day.

      Get the ball, run fast, lose the ball and repeat


      I can't remember the last time a Liverpool England international player having a good game for their country, It's England & English PL players normally flop on the international stage..

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