The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern were pleased when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Anfield. The English midfielder had struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Arsenal first team during his time in London, and he has had an equally tough start to life at Liverpool. Unable to force his way past Liverpool’s talented midfield trio of Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Emre Can, he has had to settle for a bit-part role.
However, there have been signs that he is beginning to come good in recent weeks, with a number of fantastic performances certainly drawing a lot of attention in the Transfer Tavern. Playing mostly through the middle, the Ox has impressed lately, and so Jurgen Klopp will certainly have a tough decision to make come 2018 with regards to his team selection.
Owing to an injury to Jordan Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain was given another chance to shine for Liverpool against Swansea on Boxing Day, and it’s fair to say that he didn’t disappoint. Putting in a shift characterised by passion, determination and quality, the Englishman delighted our resident Reds.
He’s clearly impressed the Liverpool fans over on Reddit, too, with fans taking to the Liverpool fan page to discuss his fine performance and the goal that he scored. Describing his goal as ‘class’, one fan even suggested that he is a future Liverpool captain – certainly relating to the leadership he has shown on the pitch this season. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but it’s clear that he is a player on the up, and he’s very popular amongst fans.
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