Alex Oxlade Chamberlain's move from Arsenal to Liverpool was a transfer that – in the end – everyone agreed needed to happen.
Chamberlain’s career had stagnated at the Emirates and he was badly searching for a new challenge when Jurgen Klopp offered him an olive branch.
Since moving to Liverpool – terrible injury aside – things have worked out for the midfielder and he's shown noteworthy signs of improvement.
One of Oxlade-Chamberlain's major problems at Arsenal was him never really getting a consistent run-out in the first team.
According to Alan Gernon's book, The Transfer Market: The Inside Stories, there is a reason why the Gunners were disinclined to play him more often.
A section from the book reads: “Following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's move to Arsenal in 2011, Gunners fans became increasingly frustrated with the midfielder's lack of playing time.
“He was mostly used as a substitute, often around the 71-minute mark.
“After his contract details emerged, it all became clear: Arsenal were obliged to pay Southampton £10,000 every time he played 20 minutes or more.”
The 25-year-old’s final game for Arsenal was in a heavy 4-0 defeat by none other than the Reds.
He's debut for Liverpool came in a 5-0 hammering against Manchester City, but as aforementioned, things have since improved for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago