Alex Oxlade is opening new paths for Liverpool. For that reason, Pep Guardiola has to prepare for a familiar and unwelcome sight as he is preparing for the Manchester City’s Champions League test at Atlanta. He is also plotting for the weekend’s titanic showdown at Anfield.
Just one hour into the Liverpool’s victory over Genk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain collected Mohamed Salah’s fleet-footed lay off before he drove a shot into the bottom corner. That goal was his fourth in the last three seasons and it was the winner that crowned a dynamic performance.
It also served as a throwback of the midfielder’s best form as he sustained multiple ligament damage back in April of 2018. That line breaking version of “Ox” is something Guardiola knows well and will not want to see in Jurgen Klopp’s starting on Sunday. Soccer 10 is here with the detailed news.
Klopp counts on Alex Oxlade fiery strikes
The first of two goals went past Fernandinho before going beyond Ederson and into the bottom corner. It was a highlight of the 4-3 league win at Anfield in January 2018. The 26-year-old produced more of the same in Liverpool’s home victory in Champions League quarterfinal first leg. Ox took the Coutinho’s spot upon his move to Barcelona. Now, he is worthy of the inherited status of City’s slayer-in-chief.
He is thundering in an almighty hit from 25 yards with no one closing him down. In the high-pressured reverse fixture in Etihad, he drove Liverpool forward in possession and into semifinals. With a steely approach, Liverpool has been successful since its 2017-18 edition. They don’t have to blitz their way to victory with game management. As Merseysiders got closer to the league title, all of their meetings with Machester United got more serious. Klopp stated he wanted to have Ox in between the lines so he can create problems for opposite team and space for them. It worked to Liverpool’s advantage as it was already done in past against Guardiola’s team.
Ox produced stunning goals during 4-1 victory over Genk and the 5-5 Carabao Cup draw with Arsenal. “I was not even near my level, where I want to be. I run a lot and put in a good shift. At weekends, I watch the boys and know what it is about there. You need to be at a really high physical level to put in performances like that. So, I need to keep pushing,” – Alex Oxlade said. Prepare yourself for the next fixture. If you want to check coupon on supabets, follow this link.