Songs from the fans for players can be any manner of tunes and can come about in any manner of ways. While some players have many, elaborate ones (Steven Gerrard songs come to mind), or more simpler chants, they’re often a final sign that a player has finally been accepted into the fold.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool at the end of the summer transfer window for something around £35 million and with that alone has come it’s share of criticisms. It has taken him some time to adjust and find a space in the club, but to be fair he hasn’t had much time. The midfielder made his first Premier League start on Saturday against West Ham and got a goal to boot, his first in the league for Liverpool. He scored his first goal in Red against Maribor in that legendary 7-0 away game in the Champions League, and considering it’s only been three months since he joined us, he’s already in a good way.
So it comes as no surprise that some fans have already latched on and created a tune of their own for him. Paul Philbin, a digital journalist for the Liverpool Echo, recorded a whole van of supporters singing the new tune and posted it on Twitter, naturally.
That's why we'll sing again for Oxlade Chamberlain pic.twitter.com/0gEurugdUs— Paul Philbin (@paulphilbin) November 4, 2017
It didn’t take long for the video to make the rounds and reach Oxlade-Chamberlain himself, who gave his own tweet of approval of the tune (despite the very drunken and out of tune singing he’d have to endure to get to it).
Surely, it’s still a travesty that players who have arguably done more for the club still don’t have tunes - you know who I’m talking about - it’s heartening to see this acceptance making the rounds after weeks of criticism following every minute Oxlade-Chamberlain has played so far.
Now who is going to try and learn the tune and pass it on?