Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s comeback from injury didn’t go as planned.
The England international has been out since the first leg of the Champions League semi-final tie against Roma last season after damaging multiple knee ligaments against the Serie A side.
Is Jurgen Klopp a “serial bottler”? The fan in the video below certainly thinks so…
Ahead of schedule, the former Arsenal man was pencilled in to make his return in the Reds’ Under-23 match against Derby on Friday afternoon, although things didn’t go as planned.
Whilst nothing horrendous happened, the 25-year-old had to be withdrawn on 41 minutes for ‘precautionary reasons’ after feeling some tightness in his hamstring.
Fearing that their No.21 had suffered a setback in his rehabilitation, Liverpool fans on Twitter began to fret as they feared the man who their hopes are relying on in the second half of the season was injured yet again.
The fact that it is a fresh injury scare rather than a flare-up in his knee is probably actually a good thing, but let’s see what the Merseysiders are saying on Twitter about Oxlade-Chamberlain’s early withdrawal…
He’s been out for a year. What the heck do you expect!
— Mikela0000 (@Mikelacbe) March 8, 2019
Must have felt something to go off after 41 mins
— PoorScouserTomo (@pault0m0) March 8, 2019
Hope it isn’t because of an injury
— VVDisthebest (@iamsakyi1) March 8, 2019
— mullgyz (@mullgyz) March 8, 2019
He bound to pick up little muscle injuries after so long out! Prob needs a good whole pre season before back to full fitness!
— Steve Jeffs (@Stevejeffs21) March 8, 2019
This is the worst news ever
— DMacLife (@d_maclife) March 8, 2019
He was touching his harmstring…hope he is ok
— kenneth JFT96 (@dalglish005) March 8, 2019
Yes Oxlade Chamberlain was briefly stretched his hamstring. Not totally shocking, his body will be adjusting. Hopefully just precautionary. #LFC
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) March 8, 2019