Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Liverpool have had a terrific season once again this year. Jurgen Klopp’s men finished 4th in the Premier League and have reached the Champions League final in Kiev where they will face Real Madrid.
Liverpool fans have enjoyed the fantastic performances of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah this term but some of the club’s supporters have also been treated off the pitch.
After Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Brighton, full-back Trent Alexander Arnold invited wheelchair-stricken fan Louis onto the pitch for Liverpool’s lap of honour around Anfield.
And Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has continued the theme of brilliant gestures towards fans by offering young Liverpool supporter Bobbi two tickets for the Champions League final.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a class act
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has always been a classy figure.
During his spell at Arsenal, he was often one of the only players to come over to thank the fans after away matches and the England international has become a cult hero at Anfield this term.
The Ox often gives his matchday shirts to young children in the crowd after matches, one of whom was four year old Bobbi after Liverpool’s quarter-final away at Manchester City in the Champions League.
After applying for tickets for the final in Kiev, Bobbi’s dad, Joe, was unsuccessful.
He took to twitter to ask for spare tickets and, astonishingly, Oxlade-Chamberain himself went out of his way to sort him out with two tickets.
As many of you know, me and Bobbi (and jay and lola) have had an amazing season travelling the country following Liverpool this year. The highlight being when Alex Oxlade Chanberlain came over at the end of the European cup QF to give Bobbi his shirt. Despite having followed the reds home and away this season including trips to Hoffenheim and Rome, we weren’t guaranteed tickets for the final and were in a ballot with roughly 26,000 others. When the ballot was done on Friday, none of our four cards were successful and we faced the prospect of having no tickets even though we’d already booked flights a few weeks ago. After coming to terms with the possibility of travelling out there with no tickets I was taken totally by surprise when Alex Oxlade Chamberlain got in touch late Friday night to say that he’d got hold of a pair of tickets for me and Bobbi to ensure the little man gets there. As if giving him his shirt wasn’t enough, he’s just gone and blown us away with the generosity shown here. Can’t even find the words to say how grateful I am for what The Ox had done for Bobbi and myself.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a fantastic campaign but will miss the Champions League final and the World Cup through injury.
I’m sure The Ox will be back even stronger next season and prove all of his critics wrong once again.