Midfielder Reveals Arsenal Habit He Was Forced to Drop at New Club


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that Jurgen Klopp had to make him do away with a habit he brought to Liverpool all the way from Arsenal.

The English international has just returned from a lengthy knee injury which he sustained about a year ago, nine months after he made the switch from the Emirates Stadium.

The Ox, as he was fondly called by Arsenal faithfuls during his reign with them, had only begun to shine having struggled for the first few months when the ugly monster rose in a tie with AS Roma.

Upon his comeback, the midfielder has held a series of interviews one of which was an extended one with The Telegraph.

In it, he talked of how Klopp tutored him on how to fire from the final third so as to be able to rake in more goals.

"The lessons I learned at Arsenal helped me in so many ways, but it did mean I had to adapt when I left," he said.

"The emphasis was different there. More about trying to find a better option. That was Arsenal’s way and it had worked for them well.

"So, when I saw a run and heard a shout my instinct would be to play it. The boss hates that.

"He would say: 'I don’t watch you shooting all week [in training] to try to be (Andres) Iniesta and thread a pass.'

"He would scream at me ‘SHOOOOOT!’ It goes in or it misses but in his head it is, ‘So what? Mo (Sala) and Sadio (Mane) are running in.'"

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