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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2840 on: May 8, 2019, 12:04:04 AM »
After seeing him crying on the pitch at the end of the final last year, I pray he's fit to play a part in this years final

He was only out of tonight's match as a precaution due to a slight muscle strain so if everything goes well he should be fit.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2841 on: May 8, 2019, 12:04:58 AM »
He was only out of tonight's match as a precaution due to a slight muscle strain so if everything goes well he should be fit.

Great news, cheers mate

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2842 on: May 8, 2019, 12:13:26 PM »
Would love to see him be part of our team in Madrid.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2843 on: May 9, 2019, 12:43:32 AM »
I wonder how sharp he will be by the 1st. Good option coming off the bench though for sure.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2844 on: May 9, 2019, 04:38:22 AM »
I am sure there will be intense training sessions next 3 weeks...he will be sharpish..but assuming everyone is fit barring Keita, will be a tough to get on the pitch even though he could be in the 18.  Starting is pretty much ruled out - tough that one of Gini and Milner will be not starting (my hunch Fab, Hendo and Gini start).
Milner def ahead in terms of subs making it to the pitch. I hope we are not in a situation where Ox is needed which basically means we would be chasing a goal. Much rather we need Gomez/Lovren.
If we do get to extra time, i think 4th is allowed now which gives him a better chance but just hope we wrap it up in 90.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2845 on: May 9, 2019, 05:11:18 AM »
He'll come on and put a thunderbastard shot past Loris, who will promptly retire from football and take up beekeeping and transcendental meditation, to ameliorate the shock and trauma
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2846 on: May 9, 2019, 01:26:21 PM »
It would be great to see him come on sometime in the final.

When we’re coasting at 4-0. He can get the fifth. And the sixth.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2847 on: May 10, 2019, 07:02:21 PM »
When we’re coasting at 4-0. He can get the fifth. And the sixth.

He'll get the winner.  One more reason for Spurs fans to hate him. ;)
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2848 on: May 10, 2019, 07:06:34 PM »
I know he is in the squad, but is he ready for the final? It would be a massive boost for us if he can play and contribute

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« Reply #2849 on: May 10, 2019, 10:28:33 PM »
I know he is in the squad, but is he ready for the final? It would be a massive boost for us if he can play and contribute

Alas, at best a 10-15 minute cameo I suspect.  But I also imagine Spurs will brick it if he does come on. ;D
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2850 on: May 10, 2019, 11:01:48 PM »
If it goes to extra time then I'd expect him to be in with a shout of being that extra sub, but I can't see him coming on before that because he'll be so far off the pace against a team like Spurs in a game like this.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2851 on: May 11, 2019, 08:37:25 AM »
I think Ox will make a big difference for us once back. He offers something from the middle of the park that we don't really have in any of the other midfielders in being a threat through the middle and getting off shots from distance. His very presence means the opposition has to at least think a little more about being more compact in central areas, which of course, frees up the wide areas a bit more, and we all know how much we need the space out there. In those games where we can't get through it will be players like Ox that will make the difference, either directly, or indirectly.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2852 on: June 6, 2019, 04:07:31 PM »
Changing to number 15 from 21 for next season.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2853 on: June 6, 2019, 04:26:52 PM »
Changing to number 15 from 21 for next season.

Anyone know who is going to take number 19? Just for superstition's sake.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2854 on: June 6, 2019, 04:34:58 PM »
Anyone know who is going to take number 19? Just for superstition's sake.

Pepe ;)

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2855 on: June 6, 2019, 04:47:17 PM »
Pepe ;)
Alisson will take number 1, Fabinho will take number 2, Sessegnon will take number 3 and Fekir will take number 18  ;)

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2856 on: June 6, 2019, 04:49:15 PM »
Alisson will take number 1

I'm surprised this hasn't been announced, given no1 is free at the moment.

My only guess is he is maybe not swapping.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2857 on: June 6, 2019, 04:49:52 PM »
I'm surprised this hasn't been announced, given no1 is free at the moment.

My only guess is he is maybe not swapping.

It got announced a bit ago didn't it? I'm sure I saw something.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2858 on: June 6, 2019, 04:50:25 PM »
It got announced a bit ago didn't it? I'm sure I saw something.

Maybe I've completely missed it, he's not listed as no1 on the offy site though.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2859 on: June 6, 2019, 04:51:25 PM »
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2860 on: June 6, 2019, 04:51:51 PM »
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2862 on: June 6, 2019, 05:50:15 PM »
I’d expect Robertson to take 3 and Trent no 2 and Fabinho 18 or 13
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2863 on: June 6, 2019, 06:22:47 PM »
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2864 on: June 6, 2019, 06:30:47 PM »
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2865 on: June 6, 2019, 06:44:02 PM »
Naturally, I bought my "Chamberlain 21" shirt last week :'(

Time to go rummaging through my receipts.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2866 on: June 6, 2019, 06:47:56 PM »
I suspect Ox is going to be an important player for us in the long term. He's one of the best English players so the quota is filled and we keep that core of players..

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2867 on: June 6, 2019, 06:49:25 PM »
Maybe I've completely missed it, he's not listed as no1 on the offy site though.

I'd missed the official announcement, but I did see a pic somewhere a couple of weeks ago? (on here maybe) of him in the new kit with 1 on his back.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2868 on: June 6, 2019, 07:08:36 PM »
Naturally, I bought my "Chamberlain 21" shirt last week :'(

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2869 on: June 11, 2019, 06:27:33 PM »
Close to agreeing an extra 12 months on his contract.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2870 on: June 11, 2019, 06:52:35 PM »
Close to agreeing an extra 12 months on his contract.

Weird that we offered him an extension when he's already signed through 2022 and coming off a catastrophic injury. Unless there's something I'm missing?

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2871 on: June 11, 2019, 06:54:09 PM »
Weird that we offered him an extension when he's already signed through 2022 and coming off a catastrophic injury. Unless there's something I'm missing?

Think it's just a bit of a reward for what must have been a pretty disheartening season. Sounds like a nominal wage increase and just a bump of an additional year.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2872 on: June 11, 2019, 06:57:50 PM »
Weird that we offered him an extension when he's already signed through 2022 and coming off a catastrophic injury. Unless there's something I'm missing?
Basically making up for a lost year of his career I guess
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2873 on: June 11, 2019, 07:02:09 PM »
Think it's just a bit of a reward for what must have been a pretty disheartening season. Sounds like a nominal wage increase and just a bump of an additional year.

Mighty nice of us to voluntarily give a player with no leverage a raise and simultaneously reduce his transfer value  :D

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2874 on: June 11, 2019, 07:08:56 PM »
Mighty nice of us to voluntarily give a player with no leverage a raise and simultaneously reduce his transfer value  :D

Arguably increases his value given he is further away from his contract end date. His wages don't appear to be bumped to a level which would prohibit a transfer if someone was willing to pay decent money.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2875 on: June 11, 2019, 07:18:24 PM »
I'm going to be optimistic and take it as a sign that the management think he can get back to his previous level.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2876 on: June 11, 2019, 08:23:17 PM »
Had that offer come before this January, I'd understand it better, but the timing seems a bit off from outside the club. That will raise his spirits, I get it, and we may rely on him in the beginning of the season, but we could have waited a couple of months into the season to make that judgement. I hope it's for the best as he's a good player and a good chap.
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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2877 on: June 11, 2019, 08:29:17 PM »
Arguably increases his value given he is further away from his contract end date. His wages don't appear to be bumped to a level which would prohibit a transfer if someone was willing to pay decent money.

If he returns to form, yes that helps the value. But then we wouldn't be looking to sell him anyway.

I would've guessed we'd be looking to mitigate the injury risk, not double down on it!  :D

The club hierarchy has proven they know what they're doing, and it's a very minor thing in the grand scheme, but I still find it very strange.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2878 on: June 11, 2019, 08:32:25 PM »
Not sure it was necessary just yet. Coming off the back of a long term injury, I would have let him play for an extension. He still had years left on his current one. Club knows better than me though. If he finds the form he was in before getting injured, this will be a non issue anyway. Thats the big question.

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Re: Welcome to Liverpool Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
« Reply #2879 on: June 11, 2019, 09:29:37 PM »
I'm sure I read something a while back that we'd now moved towards an approach of rewarding players with new contracts for their performances/efforts rather than waiting until they have 2 years left. Perhaps the club have seen Chamberlain put a lot of effort in getting back to fitness and remaining part of the group socially as well and thought that deserved recognition.

Edit: He also seemed to strike up a great relationship with Brewster whilst they were on the treatment tables, I imagine that was massive for Rhian being such a young player going through such a long time out.
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