Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain snubbed in Liverpool Christmas visit to school
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is slowly beginning to realise he's playing second fiddle to the members of Liverpool's 'Fab Four'.
Indeed, on a surprise Christmas visit to St. Paul's Catholic Junior School, in West Derby, Liverpool, it was clear pupils were more excited to meet Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino than they were Liverpool's £40 million summer addition.
"We still need to see you play," 9-year-old Jake said to the midfielder.
"You need to get in the first team more," added Ned.
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But Oxlade-Chamberlain particularly took it to heart when young Ben said he doesn't even rate the midfielder at all.
"Ben! How could you say that?" Oxlade-Chamberlain lamented after eavesdropping on the conversation. "I used to do this with Arsenal. They used to love me."
Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.