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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed Jurgen Klopp hated one aspect of his game after he joined Liverpool from Arsenal.
The England international, who made an emotional return from injury after over a year out in a 5-0 demolition of Huddersfield, moved from the Emirates to Anfield on transfer deadline day back in August 2017.
Oxlade-Chamberlain took time to adapt to his new surroundings after six years in north London and had to wait until November to make his first Premier League start for the club who paid an initial £35million for his services, despite him being in the final year of his contract.
And the 26-year-old admitted his reluctance to shoot after years of adhering to Arsene Wenger’s intricate, possession based style grated on Klopp.
‘The lessons I learned at Arsenal helped me in so many ways, but it did mean I had to adapt when I left,’ he told the Telegraph.
‘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 [Klopp] hates that. He would say ‘I don’t watch you shooting all week [in training] to try to be 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 and Sadio are running in’.’