Liverpool legend slams star for choosing Arsenal

Liverpool hero Phil Thompson believes that Alexis Sanchez made the wrong decision by picking Arsenal over his former club.

The Chilean rejected the chance to sign for the Reds as a part of Luis Suarez’s deal to join Barcelona, with life in London cited as a major reason behind his decision.

Fans on Merseyside were left upset by the news, with the Chilean – who starred at the World Cup – having been seen as the ideal replacement for their departed number seven.

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Although Arsenal are Champions League regulars and one of English football’s biggest clubs, Thompson believes that the 25-year-old attacker has made an error:

“Alexis Sanchez doesn’t know what he’s missing by not joining Liverpool,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“The passion, power and worldwide recognition of Liverpool is strong.”

Sanchez’s £30m move to Arsenal is an embarrassing one for Thompson, who recently claimed that a deal to take the star from Barca to Liverpool was done.

The Premier League runners-up – who battered the Gunners 5-1 at Anfield last term – may instead turn their attention to an Emirates Stadium target in the shape of Loic Remy.