Michael Ball suggests Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is deluded

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool embrace after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9,...

The ex-Everton ace has laughed off the aspirations of one Liverpool player

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool embrace after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9,...

Former Everton left-back Michael Ball has suggested on Twitter that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is "deluded" for aiming to emulate Steven Gerrard at Liverpool.

The 24-year-old attacker joined Liverpool in a £40 million move from Arsenal last month.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who spent six years in North London, was said to be fed up with his wide role under Arsene Wenger and wanted a central midfield place, an idea which Reds boss Jurgen Klopp seems to be open to.

Sadio Mane of Liverpool and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal battle for possession during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on August 27, 2017 in...

And the England international claimed in an interview with The Times that the Liverpool icon is somebody who he looks up to in football, but the former Everton defender has intimated on social media that he will never reach Gerrard's level.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool reacts after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Oxlade-Chamberlain made his debut in Saturday's 5-0 demolition by Manchester City at Eastlands, coming on at half time, but the ex-Arsenal man made very little difference.

It must be noted that Liverpool had 10 men by the time he arrived on the field, with Sadio Mane picking up a first-half red card.

His price-tag raised more than a few eyebrows on the basis that he did very little during his lengthy spell at the Emirates to justify such an exorbitant fee, and there's question marks over his capacity to be a consistent Premier League player, let alone the next Gerrard.

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