Former Chelsea target Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first Liverpool start in their 2-0 defeat against Leicester City in the third round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, and Blues fans are glad they didn’t sign him following a disappointing performance.
The 24-year-old rejected a move to the Blues after the Premier League holders had agreed a fee with Arsenal in favour of joining Jurgen Klopp’s men in a £35m deal on transfer deadline day, and he was named in the starting line-up on the right wing having been a substitute for the matches against Manchester City, Sevilla and Burnley.
However, it was a night to forget for the England international as a number of misplaced passes and poor set-pieces summed up a frustrating night for him and his club.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on Oxlade-Chamberlain’s performance via social media, and while some say they “dodged a bullet” by not signing him, others feel it was a “lucky escape”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— rancho blue (@robdogj) September 20, 2017
— Jballa26 (@NarniaCFC) September 20, 2017
— Trimark ? (@samkusi1) September 20, 2017
Seems we dodged a bullet with the ox #CFC
— ROB (@robvad10) September 19, 2017
Thanks for rejecting us OX! #CFC
— Prerak Dongaonkar (@PrerakDongaonka) September 19, 2017
Was actually looking forward to seeing Ox at chelsea!
Seeing his Liverpool hi/low lights looks like a dodged bullet #cfc
— Tosh (@craigtoshcfc) September 19, 2017
— Sir_Speakalot (@ABkanand) September 19, 2017
— Lucas (@Lucas007CFC) September 19, 2017
— pinkster 2️⃣6️⃣? (@THECFCNUTTER) September 19, 2017