Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain greets fans on crutches at Anfield… before tracking Dejan Lovren with his own ‘player-cam’ during Croatia friendly
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain greeted fans before Brazil’s friendly with Croatia
- The injured Liverpool star sported a leg brace and crutches at Anfield on Sunday
- ‘The Ox’ jokingly tracked Dejan Lovren’s movements during the friendly fixture
- He and Adam Lallana watched the game from the stands as Brazil won 2-0
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continued his long road to recovery from his knee injury by enjoying a day out in the sun at Anfield to watch Brazil’s friendly with Croatia.
The Liverpool and England midfielder wore a black leg brace and crutches after picking up a knee ligament injury in the Champions League semi-final first leg with Roma in April.
While he continues his rehabilitation, which will see him miss this month’s World Cup finals, the 24-year-old posed for selfies and signed autographs for fans before the international friendly being held at Anfield on Sunday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continues his long road to recovery by enjoying a day out at Anfield
The Liverpool midfielder signed autographs and posed for selfies before the friendly fixture
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Liverpool team-mate Adam Lallana also watched from the stands
Along with Adam Lallana, the pair sat in the stands to watch a couple of their Liverpool team-mates play in the friendly encounter.
However, it was Croatian defender Dejan Lovren that Oxlade-Chamberlain took special exception to begin with on Sunday.
During a goalless first half, the former Arsenal man jokingly tracked Lovren’s movements on his Instagram story, giving his Croatian team-mate his own ‘player-cam’.
Oxlade-Chamberlain made sure that his 3 millions followers were able to see for a short amount of time how the 28-year-old got on against Brazil.
‘The Ox’ jokingly tracked Dejan Lovren’s movements during Croatia’s friendly with Brazil
The 24-year-old set up his own ‘player-cam’ for Lovren on his Instagram story on Sunday
‘The Ox’ then paid tribute to his other Liverpool team-mate involved on Sunday as Roberto Firmino came on to replace Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.
As Anfield’s tannoy announcer read out the changes, Oxlade-Chamberlain let out a huge cheer, along with many other fans in the stadium, to show his support for the Reds striker.
Following Neymar’s superb solo effort to open the scores, Firmino made it 2-0 in the dying minutes after muscling off a defender to lift the ball over the on-rushing Danijel Subasic in goal.
Brazil face Austria in their final friendly before setting off for Russia to compete at the World Cup in under a fortnight’s time.
During the second half, Oxlade-Chamberlain cheers on Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino
The Liverpool and Brazil striker scored in injury time to make it 2-0 to Brazil on Sunday
Neymar (R), who scored Brazil’s brilliant first, celebrates with Firmino after he doubled the lead