Liverpool fans voiced their disapproval of the decision that manager Jurgen Klopp made to play Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the wing as opposed to his natural central role.
The England international, 26, has the ability to play out wide but is best known for being a significant threat in central midfield.
Should Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain be a regular starter at Liverpool?
However, due to Klopp playing it safe with Mohamed Salah and leaving him on the bench, the German believed that he was best suited to the role.
He was brought off after 64 minutes as he lacked any form of threat to the Eagles’ backline and made way for Divock Origi, failing to complete any dribbles during the game and only had one shot that was blocked (via SofaScore).
Supporters are not too keen on the idea of seeing him playing out wide in the future and made their feelings clear on social media.
Here you will find some of the many unhappy comments from Liverpool fans:
Oxlade-Chamberlain cannot be used on the wing again. He’s very ineffective, although he’s not to blame as the whole team have been dreadful in the first half.
— Dahir 🦁 (@dboetan7i) November 23, 2019
We need another fast player to back up Salah. Whatever the change in 2nd half, don’t play Oxlade Chamberlain on the left again.
— Rumpel (@StiltskinMan) November 23, 2019
All I want for Christmas is to never see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain play out wide again. #LFC
— Edward the Penitent (@Red_Ed88) November 23, 2019
Ox wasted on wing. He scores from the middle, from the D, again and again. Gareth Bale was a left back, TAA could move up to wing for the rest of his career, he’s such a threat. Gomez can then do left wing back no problem if Mo is out. Gini, Ox, Bobby through middle? Wow….
— simonsez (@thesjn) November 23, 2019
We know one thing ox can’t play out wide
— gazz (@gazz2423) November 23, 2019
Ox out wide is a massive no for me. So much more effective in midfield.
— Josh Hawkins (@JoshHawkins96) November 23, 2019
Why klopp can’t see this
— Linox mutijima gahindiro (@GahindiroLinox) November 23, 2019
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Stupid team. I’m sensing a 1st defeat of season. If Ox is a direct replacement for Salah rubbish decision. Has never played well right wing. If Gini is played as a winger poor decision he lacks pace for that position. Sometimes Klopp baffles me beyond belief
— God-1 (@KWAKUASARE316) November 23, 2019
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