Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Hits Back At "Stupid" Henry Criticism
Things have gotten progressively better for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain since his £35 million move from Arsenal to Liverpool in the summer.
Initially seen as a great bit of business for the London club, the Southampton academy product has been seen to finally deliver upon the potential that he had once laboured under since starting to work with Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
Although things didn't necessarily get off to the best of starts for the England international upon his arrival.
A video charting his many mistakes during his Liverpool debut against Leicester City gave Thierry Henry and Gary Neville adequate cause to raise questions about the wisdom behind Liverpool's recent purchase.
While Neville commended Arsenal for commanding a fee that any club "would have snapped your hand off for", it was the former Arsenal man Thierry Henry who perhaps made the most damning remark of all.
Having watched Oxlade-Chamberlain for "a long time", Henry confessed that he "still didn’t know what he’s good at” doing. Criticisms that have come to look a little premature at this stage, the player himself has had his say on those remarks.
As reported in The Telegraph, Oxlade-Chamberlain revealed just what he thought of Henry's comments particularly:
Those comments are probably a bit stupid. When you have watched someone long enough you know what they can do.
Fair enough, I will take those comments on the chin. It cannot shake me. Saying ‘you don’t know what I do’ when you have worked with me, I think it is a bit stupid.
Stressing that his new manager has played a pivotal role in helping him to improve his overall performances, Oxlade-Chamberlain will delight Liverpool fans with his belief that there is still "more to come. I know I have to keep pushing on."