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Jurgen Klopp has revealed why it is 'really nice' to work with The Ox at Liverpool

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One of the shock transfers this summer came in the shape of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's move from Arsenal to Liverpool.

During his time with Arsenal, the Englishman had only scored 20 goals in 198 appearances, and had struggled to establish himself in Arsene Wenger's side.

So, when Liverpool decided to pay £40 million for his services, many football fans could not understand why Jurgen Klopp would shell out such a huge sum of money on The Ox.

And his critics have been proven right so far, with the winger struggling for minutes at Liverpool.

So far this season, Oxlade-Chamberlain has only appeared 12 times in a red shirt, with many of those appearances coming from the bench.

However, the 24-year-old is showing signs that he is slowly adapting to life in Liverpool, having enjoyed a run in the team in the past few weeks, and the former Southampton man also notched his first Premier League goal for the Reds on Saturday night against West Ham.

JURGEN KLOPP REVEALS WHY HE ENJOYS WORKING WITH THE OX

But despite not featuring regularly in Liverpool's starting line-up Klopp has revealed that that he loves working with the Ox, mainly due to his desire to learn.

And the German manager also revealed why he has not featured regularly since joining from Arsenal in the summer.

When asked about Oxlade-Chamberlain, Klopp said: "I just like this player because he is already experienced but he is so open to get used to what we do and that is really nice.

"He needs to get used to the intensity that we ask. It’s not that Arsenal didn’t, they play fantastic football. But we are really on it with these counter-pressing things and the switch immediately to make the break.

"The problem is that we are all used to it and if you are not used to it, and you defend differently and you drop when they get the ball, that is a different thing.

"He knew when he came and we signed him that this will happen and we would ask for this and it is nice.

"But a lot of players are like 'yeah, yeah, yeah, I want' and he is like 'what do you want from me?' and he reacts. He will be a really important player for us."

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