Emile Heskey sends ‘disappointing’ message to Liverpool fans about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The Liverpool legend admits he was disappointed with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's performance at Leicester City
Emile Heskey admits he was disappointed with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s full debut in Liverpool’s 2-0 loss to Leicester City on Tuesday night.
The England international completed a £40m move to Liverpool from their title rivals Arsenal on the final day of the summer transfer window.
Oxlade-Chamberlain opted to move to Liverpool ahead of a move to Chelsea, while the 24-year-old turned down a contract extension at Arsenal.
Jurgen Klopp decided to hand Oxlade-Chamberlain his first start in a Liverpool shirt at the King Power Stadium but the summer signing struggled to impress.
The Reds were on top for most of the League Cup clash but didn’t convert their dominance into goals before Leicester scored twice in the final 20 minutes.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s performance received some derision on social media following his decision to call time on a seven-season career at Arsenal.
Former Liverpool striker Heskey wasn’t impressed with the versatile midfielder’s performance in the Carabao Cup clash.
“[He was] disappointing. Sometimes you forgot he was even playing in the game,” Heskey told Sky Sports on Tuesday night.
“You expect him to be all-action up and down that wing and we didn’t see it. Creating chances, running at the defence.
“In all fairness, I’ve got to give it to Ben Chilwell because he played a blinding game.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain won the FA Cup three times during his spell at Arsenal after the versatile midfielder moved to the Gunners in a £10m deal from Southampton in 2010.
Liverpool signed four players in the summer transfer window in an attempt to add much-needed squad depth ahead of their Champions League campaign.