The Red faithful were celebrating long into the night in the Transfer Tavern last night after they watched their side record a stunning victory over Manchester City.
Manchester City’s hopes and dreams of going unbeaten this season were firmly put to rest yesterday afternoon by an electric Liverpool side. As they so often are against Man City at Anfield, Liverpool were quick out the blocks and drew first blood in the 9th minute courtesy of an exquisitely placed strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. City hit back with a deserved equaliser shortly before the interval after Leroy Sane powered a left-footed strike through the hands of Karius who was preferred to Simon Mignolet in goal.
The game truly exploded into life in the second-half, as Liverpool scored three goals in 8 minutes to open up a 4-1 lead in the blink of an eye and seemingly put the game beyond City.
However, Guardiola’s side fought until the final kick of the game as they pulled 2 goals back and almost scored an incredible equaliser in the dying seconds of the game, but Aguero put his diving header marginally wide of the post.
Naturally, the resident Kopites in the tavern were beyond ecstatic with the quality of their side’s performance.
There were plenty of praiseworthy performances in Liverpool red yesterday, but it was Oxlade-Chamberlain who came in for the highest level of praise by the supporters on Twitter.
The England international has been improving with every passing week at Liverpool, and his performance yesterday has encouraged plenty of supporters to compare him with the great Steven Gerrard for his dominating display in central-midfield.
Here’s what the Liverpool fans had to say about the performance of Oxlade-Chamberlain yesterday…
A lovely goal from Oxlade-Chamberlain. Dare you say Gerrard-esque drive and finish from midfield.
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) January 14, 2018
Future captain material mate, you may dare!
— Clare Sutton (@clare23911) January 14, 2018
Finally we have someone to take a decent corner since Gerrard retired in Oxlade chamberlain, looking a really good buy now #lfc
— Kloppomaniac (@brucielfc1892) January 15, 2018
Oxlade Chamberlain want to be the next Steven Gerrard
Well he's on the way to achieve it
— Benny Firmino (@bennyrabbani_) January 15, 2018
WHAT A MASSIVE MOMENT! Oxlade-Chamberlain drives forward slipping past Fernandinho – Steven Gerrard-esque, before smashing it low past Ederson. Power, strength, finish! 1-0!
— The Gates of Anfield (@1iverpoolFC) January 14, 2018
Lallana and Mereno are gonna find it hard to get back into the first team, Robertson is world class and Ox is the Best English Centre Mid since Gerrard.
— OxDaGoat (@OxDaGoat) January 14, 2018
Ox begining to play like Gerrard, what's left to see is the slip
— Bashir Tersoo Ukusa (@bashukusa) January 14, 2018
Not sure if I’m watching prime Gerrard or the Ox
— Isaac (@isaacmc72) January 14, 2018
Ox channelled the spirit of Gerrard with that run and finish
— Shrug Daddy (@_leslie93) January 14, 2018
Gerrard-esque from the Ox. What a finish.
— Liam Morrison (@liammorrison96) January 14, 2018