Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has joined Liverpool for £35 million in a surprise transfer deadline day deal.
24-year old Chamberlain signed a 5-year, £120,000 per week contract with the Reds.
The England midfielder, who has started all of Arsenal’s games this season, had earlier rejected a move to Chelsea.
“I know my choice might come as a surprise to many, and the decision to leave was tough after being a part of the club for so many years, but I feel that this move is right for the next stage in my ongoing development, ” he said in an Instagram post.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was “really happy” to have signed an “exciting” talent he “didn’t need to think twice” about.
The German described Oxlade-Chamberlain as a “positive” player who is “willing to take risks” and “has the mentality and desire to get even better”.
He added: “This is someone making a tough decision to leave one great club and come to another great club and I think he had many options, so to get him means I am delighted.
“He didn’t make an easy decision but I think he made a great one to go on this journey with this squad of talented boys and our great supporters. I welcome him to the Liverpool family.”