A number of Liverpool fans have been criticising Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his cameo and late miss away to Leeds United.
The Reds could only draw 1-1 at Elland Road on Monday night in what could prove to be a damaging two points dropped in the top four battle. Sadio Mane’s first half opener appeared to have set Jurgen Klopp’s side on their way to a priceless victory, but they were poor after the break.
Leeds missed a host of good opportunities before Diego Llorente steered home a header late on to earn the hosts a deserved draw. There was still time for substitute Oxlade-Chamberlain to win it for Liverpool, but he fluffed his lines in front of goal in stoppage time.
The 27-year-old struggled to get into the game after coming on, as a frustrating season continues for him – one which has brought just two league starts overall. As per Sofascore, the midfielder found a team-mate with only one of his four passes and failed to win any of his three duels, while losing possession five times in his nine minutes on the pitch.
He had just eight touches of the ball, which even in his short cameo shows what little impact he made – that is 31 less than his own goalkeeper. For a player brought on to help keep control and see out the match, it is unbelievably poor to barely even get on the ball.
Liverpool fans criticise Oxlade-Chamberlain cameo
These Liverpool fans took to Twitter to lambast Oxlade-Chamberlain, who some Kopites have blasted as “terrible” this season.
“Awful! Just seems lost every game and is clearly struggling for confidence. Squad needs a rethink for sure“
“Ox isn’t good enough for us anymore. As you said before he’s a passenger on the pitch. The best days are behind him“
“How that guy gets a game is a joke, he’s been terrible every time he’s been on the pitch recently“
“Ox is an EX player…. useless“
“Sell him. Guy is a waste of space“
“Too busy thinking of his next TikTok. Pathetic attempt“
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