Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chemberlain had the game of his life in the crucial Premier League fixture versus Manchester City, scoring the first goal before turning provider for the Reds second.
It was a monumental day at Anifeld, as Liverpool became the first team to defeat high-flying City this season, winning 4-3.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined Liverpool in the Summer for a fee of £35million, ran riot amongst the City defence, and played with real presence and class.
Most Liverpool fans were delighted with his performance, and some took to Twitter to sing the 24-year-olds praises.
Here are a few of the best reactions:
IS THIS OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN OR RIGHT FOOTED MESSI????!?!?
— Icardi B (@ELSerginho) January 14, 2018
Oxlade-Chamberlain is a real Coutinho replacement.
— Rahman (@africanrahman) January 14, 2018
Oxlade-Chamberlain looks like a new player , been outstanding the past month!!!
— Jono Callaghan (@JonoCallaghan5) January 14, 2018
oxlade chamberlain is my man of the match. Unreal today. Firminio work rate is outstanding
— Ni happening (@liverfool2) January 14, 2018
No replacement for Coutinho needed. Oxlade Chamberlain is every bit as good????
— Ben Leas (@bleas10) January 14, 2018
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been amazing in this game.
— Jim Kaufman (@Jim_Kaufman) January 14, 2018
Take a look at Oxlade-Chamberlain last season compared to now. If that’s what Klopp can do, how can any young player at 23/24 not see a future for themselves under him at Liverpool.
— David Minish (@BrackenhillHols) January 14, 2018
What a time for Oxlade Chamberlain to step up, unreal performance
— Harry (@HaaarryB) January 14, 2018
With Coutinho leaving Anfield earlier this month, a lot of the media attention surrounding Liverpool has been regarding a possible replcament – yet most of the fans think they have one in Oxlade-Chamberlain.
This is a sentiment shared by BBC Presenter Gary Linekar:
Who needs Coutinho?
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 14, 2018
It is undeniable that Liverpool are now the most in-form team in the League, having not lost in 18 games, yet this performance sticks out – you have to beat the best to be the best.
With more outings like the young Englishman had today, it is a sure fire bet that Oxlade-Chamberlain will be on the plane to Russia, as one of England’s best attacking threats.
In other Liverpool news, fans were not happy about the inclusion of one player in Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup.