Liverpool have reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the first time in a decade after a 2-1 win away to Manchester City on Tuesday night.
Comfortably 3-0 up on aggregate from the first leg, it threatened to be a difficult night for the Reds when Gabriel Jesus netted less than two minutes into the match, but two second half goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino ensured progress.
While those goal heroes will steal the headlines, Liverpool fans were quick to praise a less obvious performer after the match – midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The former Arsenal man gave the Reds great stability in the middle of the park and supporters can’t believe how good his progress has been at the club since being signed by Jurgen Klopp last summer.
At the Gunners he was often overlooked and didn’t appear to possess the leadership qualities he is currently showing at Anfield, with some fans believing he is a future captain.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his City performance…
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain exceptional again today. Getting better and better. Becoming an integral part of the team without a doubt. Thanks @Arsenal 👍
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) April 10, 2018
Final one, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, he knows what it means to play for this club, but most importantly he always does his bit for the fans, win lose or draw he always comes over and gives his shirt to a young lad more often than not
— Adeel (@adeelarmhead) April 11, 2018
— Diarmuid. (@emre23lfc) April 10, 2018
Whoever we sign in the summer I don’t want to hear any negativity. Karius, Robertson, Salah, Mane, Oxlade Chamberlain and Klavan were all criticised when we signed them and they’ve all been fucking brilliant!! #LFC
— AJN. (@AndrewJNicholls) April 10, 2018
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Absolutely fantastic. This boy will be massive for #LFC.
— Mr TJ (@MrTimonJr) April 10, 2018
My MOTM was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. #LFC
— Zach 🇺🇸 (@zcgoss) April 10, 2018
What a great lad Oxlade-Chamberlain is eh? Made up he's reaching his true potential at LFC. He's gonna be a big player for the Reds.
— Davy "Three Cakes" Acko (@Davy_Acko) April 10, 2018
Oxlade-Chamberlain has to be considered for Captaincy in the Future. #LFC
— BSDK (@bsdk_tweets) April 10, 2018