Gareth Southgate will apparently be at the King Power stadium on Saturday evening to check out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in action, which will be difficult because the 24-year-old isn’t starting.
Since the Ox signed for Liverpool at the end of the transfer window for a reported £35m (plus £5m add-ons), he’s found it difficult to get game time and, when he has, he’s not exactly looked sharp.
The 24-year-old once again missed out on a Premier League start during the Reds’ clash against Leicester, which is a bummer because Southgate was reportedly set to be in attendance to keep an eye on his England players.
The Ox played for his country last month during the Three Lions’ World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia. However, the Daily Mirror claims that while Southgate is a fan, the England coach wants to ‘make sure’ that he would be making the right decision by picking him again.
The midfielder has started just once for Jurgen Klopp’s side since joining and that was during their League Cup loss, which was coincidentally against Leicester. The Ox’s side were defeated 2-0 and he did not play well. At all.
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Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy got a start for the Foxes, as did the Ox’s teammate Jordan Henderson.