Jordan Henderson believes new Liverpool signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will thrive at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp. The former Arsenal player came off the bench at half-time against Man City with his side already 2-0 down and also a player down following the sending off of Sadio Mané.
The England global told Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday show back in October 2016 that he was unhappy with his lack of game time with the Gunners, per Sky Sports' Patrick Surlis.
"I just think the attacking prowess they've got in both teams enhances the fact it will be a test for both defences".
"I felt the main thing was taking myself out of my comfort zone".
"It's very exciting but obviously a bit surreal at the same time".
For some of the other high-profile players returning to their English Premier League teams following the global break, the reception might be a little frostier. "Klopp let me be captain of Liverpool in my farewell, an honour for which I will always be grateful".
"Saying thank you and goodbye to the manager was definitely very hard", Oxlade-Chamberlain tells The Times.
The idea of playing centrally is definitely something I like.
"To be a part of that now, it's a massive honour". Just as much as it's good for us, I think it will be good for him as well - he wants to develop as a player.
Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to the Merseyside club recently for a fee of £40 million. I liked having more of the ball. "I believe if you love to play football, you will play football", Wenger said. Ultimately, I want more from myself and they're the reasons why I did it.
Nelson for the first team? "That's why you have to scrap it before the season starts".
Liverpool, meanwhile, are set to travel to Manchester City as they look to continue their strong start to the new Premier League season.
"I would be over the moon to be involved but I haven't even had a proper session yet so that's up to the manager", he said.