Many Liverpool fans did not hold back on their thoughts towards midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after his side’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night.
The 27-year-old came on as a substitute in the 62nd minute for Mohamed Salah, which raised a lot of eyebrows considering the Reds were chasing a goal and the Egyptian forward is their top goalscorer this season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been hugely unlucky since his move from Arsenal in 2017, suffering an anterior cruciate ligament tear which saw him miss a year of football in 2018 and a serious hamstring issue the following campaign.
Fans aren’t giving him any sympathy though, after the game on Thursday appeared to pass him by during his 28-minute cameo. Per Sofascore, Oxlade-Chamberlain made no key passes, had no shots on goal and lost two duels.
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With this in mind, supporters were not impressed with the Englishman’s performance with some keen to see him offloaded in the summer.
Fans fume at the Ox
“Time to release Ox this summer along with other deadwood. Cant just hope for him to come good some day after waiting another season.”
“What was Klopp thinking with those #LFC subs? Ox offers nothing coming on and Salah is the premier league’s top scorer coming off? CRAZY”
“Liverpool with a shocking performance #LFC Ox is finished James Milner the useless is finished”
“Subs just don’t make sense. Bringing Ox on is a waster, he’s not the player he was and hasn’t played regularly so wouldn’t expect him to change anything. Jota coming on was right but for the wrong player and god knows why Milner was brought on #LFC”
“At least we know Ox can run. Other than that, useless. #LFC“
“Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Origi in “what’s the point?” Club.”
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