Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has revealed that he always knew that Calum Chambers was going to move to a big club.
Lallana and Chambers played together for Southampton, and both left the Saints in the summer. While the attacking midfielder moved to Liverpool for a reported transfer fee of £25 million, the defender joined Arsenal in a £16m deal.
The 19-year-old, who can play at right-back, centre-back and midfield, started his first game for England on Thursday, featuring in the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 Group E clash against San Marino at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Lallana has now hailed Chambers and is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: ‘I knew it was a matter of time before he possibly moved on or went to a big, big club. It hasn't surprised me at all how quickly and how well he's started.
‘I was watching the Champions League qualification games and he took to them like a duck to water. He was brilliant, showed great composure and he can play centre-half as well. He is a very talented boy and it's a great thing for England’.