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24 Oct 2019, 17:42 IST
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring towards Genk

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson hailed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wonderful double towards Genk as a “particular” second for the European champions.

The injury-plagued midfielder marked his first Champions League look in 18 months with two beautiful targets within the membership’s complete 4-1 win over Genk on Wednesday.

His low drive gave Liverpool the lead within the second minute and he lit up the Luminus Area with an excellent higher effort earlier than the hour, stabbing a chic shot in off the underside of the crossbar with the skin of his proper boot.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp described the scene-stealing efficiency as “an important story” given Oxlade-Chamberlain’s battle to beat the intense knee damage he suffered within the semi-finals in April 2018.

Alisson, an opponent within the Roma objective that day, concurred.

“It was particular for everybody,” the Brazilian, just lately recovered from a calf subject, informed Liverpool’s official web site.

“We see him working exhausting on the coaching floor. Within the final weeks, I labored with him; within the final worldwide break, we had coaching and he was having fun with the classes.

“I am actually pleased for him scoring like that, taking part in like that and serving to the group. I believe he’s actually pleased, as am I.”

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah joined the England worldwide on the scoresheet because the Reds issued a assured response to the lacklustre Premier League draw towards Manchester United.

Subsequent up is Sunday’s residence sport towards a Tottenham facet contemporary from a morale-boosting 5-Zero hiding of Crimson Star Belgrade.

“It is at all times good to play towards a tricky rival,” Alisson mentioned. “Tottenham had a tricky second within the final 5 video games however they proved their worth within the final one, they proved their high quality.

“We performed towards Crimson Star and we all know how tough it’s. They did nicely, they gained 5-0. It is going to be sport for us, check.

“Now we have to relaxation and give attention to that sport 100 per cent.”