Liverpool in SHOCK talks to sign Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Reds in personal talks with England international.

Liverpool are said to have held advanced talks with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back in 2011, prior to the then-Southampton winger joining Arsenal.

The England international has long been regarded as one of the best young talents in the country, and caught the eye of several top clubs whilst with the Saints.

Still, he ended up snubbing Liverpool for Arsenal after seemingly lengthy talks with the Merseyside giants, and has become a key player for the Gunners.

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“There has always been a buzz around Oxlade-Chamberlain and when he was leaving Southampton, Liverpool were one of the clubs in the bidding,” Liverpool legend Jamie Carrgher is quoted as saying in the Liverpool Echo.

“His dad, Mark, visited Melwood and Steven Gerrard and I both spoke with him in the hope he would make a big move north.

“Liverpool’s loss was Arsenal’s gain.”

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