President Donald Trump sensationally attacked Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during his speech at yesterday’s UN General Assembly.
In an address that also took in criticism of North Korea and Venezuela, Trump made light of the £35m that Liverpool paid Arsenal for the player’s services.
The broadside came just hours before Oxlade-Chamberlain turned in a nightmare performance in the 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat at Leicester City.
Trump told the UN: “I’m just saying, I know deals – no one does deals like me – and £35m is a lot [of money].
“I remember, as I’m sure do all of you, when Liverpool paid that amount for Andy Carroll, and as I looked out my tower at the Manhattan skyline I said to myself, ‘What the hell is going on?’
“For that kind of money, you know, you could buy a small casino, or build a miniature prototype for a huge border wall, or renovate a golf course.
“It’s not a lot of money to me, because I’m a hugely successful businessman, but your Average Joe in America can’t afford a £35m soccer player right now.
“Then I watch the guy play, and I’m thinking, ‘What the hell do they see in him?’ He can’t dribble, he can’t pass, he can’t shoot.
“He can’t get a corner past the first man, but he balloons crosses from open play straight into the stands. It’s terrible, it really is, which by the way is so bad.”
“I’m gonna call him Ineffective Ox.”