Paul Robinson was left awestruck after watching Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s “phenomenal” second goal for Liverpool versus Genk on Wednesday night.
The former Tottenham and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the technique shown by the 26-year-old was exceptional and that fans would be lauding his strike more had it been scored by someone else.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was making just his fifth start of the season against the Belgian side, with a total of 10 appearances under his belt across all competitions.
Robinson says that some players might pull off Oxlade-Chamberlain’s second goal off on the training ground but that it was outstanding from the Liverpool man to do it on the European stage.
Robinson told Football Insider: “His second goal was phenomenal. If somebody like Harry Kane or Wayne Rooney had done something like that, we’d have been waxing lyrical about it for days.
“Such a difficult technique but he didn’t even think about it, the ball came to him and it’s just instinct. You see players doing it in training but to pull it off in a Champions League game, that was a goal of high, high quality and great technique.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s brace were his first two goals of the campaign and only his sixth and seventh goals during his 54-game Liverpool career.
He managed to play just twice for the Reds in the Premier League last season, a cruciate ligament injury ruling him out for the majority of their Champions League-winning campaign.
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