The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been slating Chelsea and England midfielder, Ross Barkley. Barkley made the move from Goodison Park to Stamford Bridge early in the January transfer window and has had his game time with the Blues limited owing to injury.
This hasn’t stopped the Kopites propping our bar up having a pop at the former Everton man though. Barkley was one of Everton’s brightest prospects just four years ago but fell out of favour with the Bluenoses, leading to his departure from Merseyside to London midway through the season. Chelsea certainly don’t appear to have got their money’s worth with Barkley, as our resident Reds have branded him the worst signing of the season, but there is still time for the 24-year-old to come good.
Liverpool fans were the ones being goaded earlier in the season, as they forked out a large fee to bring Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Anfield. However, Klopp’s gamble on the Englishman came good for the Anfield faithful and whilst Barkley doesn’t look like he’ll be lighting up Stamford Bridge anytime soon, the Liverpool fans here might end up eating their words.
With that in mind, here’s our local Kopites’ verdict on Barkley:
Lol my childhood buddy is a Chelsea fan and he said that ox is a overrated player 40m is too much then they signed drink water and Barkley
— MANAV (@salvi_manav) 20 March 2018
What did he or they expect? Best of a very average bunch at Everton.
— paul (@paulhigh74) March 20, 2018
Huh.. I forgot he was there
— Kim André (@WeavingPaleEye) 21 March 2018
Forgot about him
— Tony (@tonyvas1234) March 20, 2018
Is Barkley still even a thing?
— David Burden (@OfficalDB) March 20, 2018
— charlie_P (@iamhunter81) March 21, 2018
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Omds. Completely forgot that this guy existed.
— Adam Sidat (@sidat_adam) March 20, 2018