Liverpool could save £35 million by challenging Arsenal for Daniele Rugani

Liverpool could save £35 million by challenging Arsenal for Daniele Rugani

Oxlade-Chamberlain impressed in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend and the 24-year-old has showed plenty of signs in recent weeks that he is adapting to the demands at Liverpool since his move from Arsenal in the close season.

Klopp confirmed Daniel Sturridge is a worry and said Joel Matip is closing in on a return.

Oxlade-Chamberlain will come up against his former side for the first time on Friday when Liverpool travel to the Emirates to play Arsenal in the Premier League. Ferguson employed a tactical switch by starting Phil Neville in central midfield and tasked him with a simple mission: seek and destroy Arsenal's most creative players. Salah joined the club from AS Roma while Chamberlain joined the club from Arsenal in the last days of the transfer market.

The German - whose side are fourth in the table, a place and a point better off than Arsenal - said ahead of Friday's clash: "We are a team who are very offensive-orientated, but that doesn't mean that you have to give any space away". That's how it is.

"It is unbelievable. But he was not asked for this too much I think in the past". The boys did well in different systems, which I really like because it's the biggest improvement.

"If you watch Arsenal in the past, their two decisive players were [Mesut] Ozil or [Alexis] Sanchez". He's really fit, you could see it at Bournemouth, there was not one second where you thought he looked exhausted. "Here, we put it on much more shoulders, and if he's on the pitch he needs to be involved in situations like this". As if that wasn't enough to irk Wenger, Klopp also made a point of highlighting how the Frenchman, so renowned for his purist principles, has often used a far more rudimentary approach against Liverpool based around the aerial ability of Olivier Giroud.

"A lot of the time [Olivier] Giroud played against us, even if he didn't play in the game before and after".

"I will see what I do but for me the most important is that we turn up with a positive performance".

"They are involved in a lot of decisive passes and then the others are not involved much".

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