We never doubted you, Alex. In 2018 Kopites were heartbroken when the full extent of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury was revealed: the midfielder was to miss nearly all of the 2018/19 season. The Reds went on to secure the Champions League in his absence, also racking up an incredible 97 points in the Premier League. After impressing on international duty, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has come in for praise from Darren Bent.
This international break was far from enjoyable for Kopites. Joe Gomez was assaulted by Raheem Sterling and then booed for his troubles before returning home with injury. Four other Reds withdrew from their national sides early. One consolation we took from the fixtures was the impressive form of The Ox.
Our returning dynamo started both of The Three Lions’ qualifiers over the break, scoring England’s first goal against Montenegro. He then put in a solid display against Kosovo. Although it was uncomfortable seeing the man play twice in three days, his form was incredibly encouraging.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has come in for praise from Darren Bent in light of his performances, the retired striker told Football Insider:
“He’s playing really well. Klopp must be thinking: ‘How am I going to get him in? With his performances at the minute, I think he’s fully deserved to be playing. For England right now, he’s got to be one of their main men in midfield.”
What RTK has to say
Oxlade-Chamberlain thoroughly deserves his praise from Darren Bent. The Ox has netted five goals in six games for club and country since his return from injury.
The Ox is once again proving that he offers something different to the domestic and international midfields that he lines up in. Of late he has demonstrated his tremendous work rate, passing and dribbling ability his eye for a goal. His strike against Montenegro showcased the player’s incredible technique: the ball was impeccably controlled before being thundered past the keeper.