02 Aug 2022 08:42:40
Hi Ed,

Hope you're well.

Seen rumours of Hakan Çalhanoğlu to LFC doing the rounds again due to Ox's long-term injury. Sources I've seen reporting aren't too reliable, but just wondering whether you know anything about this one?

Thanks mate.

{Ed002's Note - That would be a kick in the gonads for the youngsters. How long is he out for?}

1.) 02 Aug 2022
02 Aug 2022 12:21:13
Ox was reported as anything up to 3 months.

Is it the same Italian source that had Bobby on the plane to join Juventus last week?

{Ed002's Note - Then a replacement should not be required.}

2.) 02 Aug 2022
02 Aug 2022 13:18:02
Calcio Mercato Web haha - that is the one that reported Bobby to Juventus isn't it?

But Ox's injury is a hamstring one. have a funny feeling that he isn't going to be back until Jan given his patchy record. Not that he's a major part of the squad, but always nice to have people fit. Kind of wishing that we just accepted any sort of bid we got for him earlier.

3.) 02 Aug 2022
02 Aug 2022 20:57:31
6 months out with a hamstring?
That's a bit of a stretch (pun intended) !

4.) 03 Aug 2022
03 Aug 2022 10:48:13
Ox had 3 months of no game time last season with no injury.

Unfortunately even if it is 1-3 months then I can’t see him leap frogging many of the players ahead of him to get game time when he does return from injury.

Unless we have an injury crisis personally I don’t see Ox getting many minutes over the next 8 months regardless of whether his injury is 1 month or 6 months.

5.) 03 Aug 2022
03 Aug 2022 16:57:17
Ox shouldn't be included in any plans for this season, 3 years ago he looked good, dynamic, quick, and a good shot. He's too injury-prone, it's a waste of a spot on the team in my opinion. Naby and Ox would be my first out the door. He'll start less than 10 games this season.

6.) 04 Aug 2022
04 Aug 2022 18:49:03
He's hardly a waste of a spot in the team if he's never in the team, is he?