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Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals the main difference between Wenger and Klopp
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he’s learnt how to press under Jurgen Klopp (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes knowing when and when not to press is the biggest difference between his current manager Jurgen Klopp and former boss Arsene Wenger.

The England international left Wenger and Arsenal in last summer’s transfer window to complete a £35million move to Anfield, where he has recently established himself as a first-team regular under Klopp.

Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, the former Southampton winger revealed how Liverpool’s training sessions differ to those he took part in at Arsenal under Wenger.

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‘The biggest thing I’ve had to learn is how this manager likes to stop situations at source and how he likes to attack is slightly different to my manager before,’ he said.

Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals the main difference between Wenger and Klopp
Arsene Wenger failed to get the best out of Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty)

‘I was in certain habits and certain things became second nature to me and in football it is all about instinct. You train and train a certain thing so when you are in that situation you don’t think about it.

‘It just might be a simple trigger when something happens and the defence passes to that player and the ball is slightly behind him.

‘That is your cue to go and press. At your previous club you might not even look into that. I have about 100 different things but it is all those adding up.’

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Oxlade-Chamberlain also explained how Klopp stresses the importance of the collective when dishing out instructions to his players.

He added: ‘When a team is in sync to do what a manager wants and you have one player who has come in and is doing it slightly different it breaks the whole chain and it doesn’t work for everyone.

‘We press high and if one person is not doing it right – even if it is small – it makes everyone’s work a waste of time. Just little things like that I had to learn. It can take some time.’

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