Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will continue to improve following his performance against Newcastle on Saturday.
Speaking to the club’s official website liverpoolfc.com, Klopp praised the recent displays of the 26-year-old, who has started three matches so far this season, and Liverpool’s official Twitter channel @LFC shared some of the manager’s comments.
“You can see all the things he can do, the speed in small spaces and how he changed the situations.”
The boss on @Alex_OxChambo
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 16, 2019
He has already has 252 minutes of game time this season and featured in all but one of Liverpool’s matches in 2019/20, getting a further 75 minutes under his belt against Newcastle at the weekend. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
If the England midfielder plays against Napoli tonight, it will be his first Champions League appearance since the semi-final first leg against Roma in April 2018 in which he picked up that year-long knee injury.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter called for Oxlade-Chamberlain to continue featuring regularly for the Reds:
Start him every game
— Aaron (@OxladeRoIe) September 16, 2019
Let him play every game and he will be back to his normal form he was brilliant Newcastle game I hope to see him every game we really need Ox and wish to see Shaq as well
— zamiayan@122 (@Nameles21199892) September 16, 2019
It’s easy to see the rust in Ox’s game right now, but he showed a few glimpses of what we’ve missed.
A few more games like that and he’ll be bang on
— Jürgen Meister (@SS_LFC) September 16, 2019
He'll be just fine, his speed and dribbling ability seem to still be there and he's still pressed excellently. His passing was off but I'd put that down more to a lack of match sharpness than anything
— _Spillane (@MaubeN_) September 16, 2019
We lack a midfielder who isn’t afraid to sprint at the defenders, so glad to have Ox back. Those performances vs City.
— | | (@RhianTheRed) September 16, 2019
I watched him against Newcastle, looked fresh, first touch a bit heavy a lot of the time, he will come good
— lee vanderbom (@leevanderbom) September 16, 2019
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