In response to a tweet from Liverpool FC fan feed @AnfieldWatch, a number of Reds fans have suggested Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s time at the club is up.
Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool for £35 million (BBC) in 2017 but injuries have stalled his Anfield career.
Remarkably, he hasn’t completed 90 Premier League minutes since April 2018, towards the end of that debut season (via @CaoimheSport).
He has started two Premier League games this term – the defeats against Southampton and Burnley in January – but was substituted before the hour mark on both occasions.
In fairness, the Englishman was unavailable until December, but since his return to fitness he has only clocked 221 minutes (via Transfermarkt).
Curtis Jones’ impressive form looks to have nudged Oxlade-Chamberlain further down the pecking order. Liverpool’s depth in midfield is now strong even despite their injury issues, particularly after Naby Keita returned to the fold on Sunday.
Liverpool fans think Oxlade-Chamberlain’s prospects are bleak
“He was running around when he came on last time like a headless chicken. More focus required from him.”
“No way, he needs to be sold! He’ll end up at Southampton.”
“Even when fit he blows hot and cold. Time to cash in whilst there still resale value. We’d be dumb to keep two injury midfielders especially after this season and Keita gets my vote to stay. “
“He’s gone in the summer. Love the lad but his time is up. 20 year old Curtis and 35 year old Milner are ahead of him.”
“We can’t keep hold of so many injury-prone players. Some have to go.”
“Arsenal were waiting for the same for years also – I have my doubts somehow”
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