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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put an exclamation mark on his first Champions League start in 18 months with a world class goal against Genk, his second of the night.
A year and a half ago Oxlade-Chamberlain went off injured against Manchester City in the Champions League, just 18 minutes into the game.
On Wednesday he made his first start in the competition since as Liverpool faced Genk on Matchday Three. The midfielder scored after two minutes and doubled the lead with an absolute world class outside of the boot finish in the second half.
Absolute class from The Ox!! :scream:
First time :heavy_check_mark:
Outside of the boot :heavy_check_mark:
In off the crossbar :heavy_check_mark:
He's got his second of the night and it is truly sublime! pic.twitter.com/nqV2xBGnno
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 23, 2019
What a goal by the Ox @Alex_OxChambo :heart_eyes:
- Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) October 23, 2019
Absolutely sensational finish from @Alex_OxChambo. Superb.
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 23, 2019
Who needs a goat when you can have an Ox :muscle::muscle::joy::joy::fire::fire::fire:#LFC #GENLIV pic.twitter.com/UlfTE81As9
- ZUPTA :fire: (@Zupta_Chologist) October 23, 2019
Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury in Europe 18 months ago came as Liverpool knocked out Premier League rivals City to reach the final, where they lost to Real Madrid.
During his time on the sidelines the former Arsenal winger missed out on the final and pretty much all of the Reds' next season, as they came within two points of winning the league for the first time in 30 years.
The England international also missed out on the World Cup in 2018 and the Nations League in the summer, although he was fit enough for a place on the bench in the 2019 Champions League final that Liverpool won.
Jurgen Klopp's side were lucky to go in at half time ahead on Wednesday against Genk after the Belgian's had a Mbwana Samatta header ruled out for offside in the build up to the game.
The hosts continued to put the six time European champions under pressure but the reigning champions had too much about them and Sadio Mane and Mo Salah scored to add to the Ox's brace, with Genk also getting a consolation late on.
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