By Laura O’Leary
Rio Ferdinand wants Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back in the England squad after watching England’s two friendlies.
The retired defender posted his thoughts on the two games on Twitter, revealing there was plenty of positives to be seen but the team would be better with four additions.
The 39-year-old listed Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling and Oxlade-Chamberlain as being improvements to the England team.
Adding Kane.. Dele… Sterling… Ox back into the mixer for next time! ???? https://t.co/WTh3iMqRwz
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 15, 2017
Kane, Alli and Sterling were all not available for England due to injuries but Southgate simply opted to not call up Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Southgate addressed Oxlade-Chamberlain’s omission after naming his squad revealing he was suffering due to England changing system, and that he may have a chance at wing-back.
The midfielder has been adapting to life at a new club so far this season having joined Liverpool from Arsenal in the summer.
The 24-year-old has made 16 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring two goals.
Out of those 16 appearances, eight have seen him play as a right midfielder, five as a left midfielder and two as a central midfielder; none in Southgate’s suggested position of wing-back.
The England international has spoken since his move to Liverpool about his ambition to be seen as a central midfielder.
Oxlade-Chamberlain could be in line for a start in Liverpool’s next league game against Southampton on Saturday after grabbing his first league goal for the Reds in their last outing.
In other Liverpool news, this Reds striker is hoping to reignite a former rivalry for England.