Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has leapt to the defence of new boy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his poor display in the League Cup.
The England star was not the only Reds star to under perform as Liverpool crashed out of the competition to Leicester at the third-round stage.
Goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani gave the Foxes a 2-0 win on Tuesday night as Klopp’s men struggled in the second half of a game they had dominated in the first period.
Oxlade-Chamberlain came in for plenty of criticism post match after struggling with his passing and crossing throughout the contest.
However, Klopp was quick to defend his player at his press conference for yet another games against Leicester this weekend.
“He had some unlucky situations and little problem with his calf,” Klopp said.
“That’s the world of football. It’s quite quick (criticism). He had a few good situations and a few unlucky situations. He did really well in the moments he is trying to adapt to the style of play.
“I can imagine (criticism). He didn’t make the best game in his life so people ask.. but I’m not in doubt.”