Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has started his Liverpool career on the substitutes bench this afternoon and former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry gave a scathing assessment of the 24-year-old's transfer up north.

Henry, who spent eight successful years at Arsenal, gave his brutally honest thoughts on Oxlade-Chamberlain's ability as a footballer, while slating his comments on his arrival at Anfield.

"I've been watching him for a very long time and I still don't know what he's good at." Henry said.

Here's Thierry Henry's brutally honest comments about Oxlade-Chamberlain on Sky Sports ahead of the game:


Credit: Sky Sports

As mentioned previously, the Sky pundit also commented on Oxlade Chamberlain's interview on the Liverpool website when he first arrived at the club, and began to question his motives:

"He spoke on the Liverpool website about that he could see Klopp making him a better player and that there's a love and togetherness. Are you telling us you didn't have that at Arsenal?" Henry questioned.

"Or are you looking forward to something else? He's saying that after an hour of training at Liverpool."

Chamberlain was named on the bench against Manchester City after his deadline day £35million move, and Henry later questioned his ability as a player, which some have seen as unjust:

"You have to bring something on the table. I have been watching him for a very long time and I still don't know what he's good at." Henry said.

"You can find out on all players what they are not good at, but normally you also find out what they are good at.

"He needs to bring something to the table and give something to work with."


Image: PA

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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