Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came in for a lot of stick last night as England beat Slovakia 2-1 at Wembley.
The result puts Gareth Southgate’s side as good as through, but the performance was again less than impressive, following the drab display in Malta a few days ago…
Oxlade-Chamberlain started on the right and was eventually moved to the left, but struggled in both roles.
He won the ball a few times but his decision making was poor and he continually gave possession away as well.
For Liverpool, he’s likely to be used in one of the advanced central midfield spots, only utilised wide as backup to Sadio Mane or Mo Salah – so we shouldn’t judge him too much on last night’s outing.
What he needs is multiple sessions under Jurgen Klopp and instructions from the tactically exceptional German on how to maximise his talents.
We reckon that these tweeters will be eating their words come the end of the season.
Liverpool fans dey watch Oxlade Chamberlain performance for England like… pic.twitter.com/ePdXgNgNtY
— Naija Style ™ (@TheNaijaStyle) September 5, 2017
I bet Jürgen Klopp looked at Oxlade -Chamberlain last night thinking why did I buy 40 million on this guy and asks wenger for his receipt
— Tony Read (@TonyRead94) September 5, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain vs Slovakia
0 chances created
0 shots on target
46% pass accuracy
12 misplaced passes
— Lets Talk Arsenal (@ltarsenal) September 5, 2017
— Alistair Lawson (@alistair_lawson) September 5, 2017
Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain cost Liverpool as much as Mohammad Salah. OK.
— Ali (@Juventus_1999) September 5, 2017
I’m looking forward to all the humble pie being eaten when oxlade-chamberlain turns out to be a fantastic signing by Klopp !
— Mick Doust (@MickDoust) September 5, 2017