Watch: Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘always wanted’ to follow in Gerrard footsteps
With less than 12 months remaining on his current deal, Arsenal have decided to cash in on Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Chelsea agreed a deal with the Gunners for the 24-year-old, who would have been an uprgrade on Victor Moses, but the former Southampton man rejected the move as he did not want to be used as a wing-back.
Liverpool have now swooped in, giving Oxlade-Chamberlain the chance to compete for a place in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield.
And this clip from after Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph over Chelsea last season shows the player has always had his heart set on a central midfield role, with one Liverpool legend a particular inspiration.