Liverpool 2 – Newcastle United 0
Liverpool moved second in the Premier League on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Newcastle.
Mohamed Salah fired the Reds in the lead after an assist from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
In the second half Sadio Mane doubled the advantage after combing with Roberto Firmino.
— VOOsport (@VOOsport) March 3, 2018
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s stats
When Liverpool signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal in the summer transfer window, many raised eyebrows.
The Ox was labelled a flop by many Gooners, who were happy to see the back of him.
And Liverpool shelled out 35 million pounds for a player who was going to be a free agent 12 months later. So Liverpool were mugged off right?
After early criticism in his first few months at Anfield, Oxlade-Chamberlain has found form.
Oxlade-Chamberlain now has two goals and five assists in his last ten starts. That’s more than he managed in all competitions in five of his six seasons at Arsenal.
Arsenal botched it? Liverpool fans hail the Ox
After the Newcastle game, Liverpool fans have poured onto social media to sing the praise of Oxlade-Chamberlain.
They’ve also had a go at trying to rub Arsenal’s faces in it, although not all Gooners are biting back.
12 games started – 3 Goals ⚽️, 5 Assists 🎯
21 games started – 4 Goals ⚽️, 7 Assists 🎯
Arsenal fans will tell you Chamberlain hasn’t improved and Ozil is still the best CAM in the world.
— Wavy Firmino (@TheLiverpoolEra) March 3, 2018
I wonder what the people that questioned the Ox Chamberlain & Robbo signings think now or the bunch that moaned about the VVD fee…Or the lot that said we’d be fkd after Phil went…Maybe Klopp knows best eh ! #LFC 🖕🏼🔴👊🏼
— Gazzzzaaaa 🔴🏴 (@SwanyThaRed) March 3, 2018
Good work from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the build-up to that goal.
Slowly but surely he's washing the stench of Arsenal off him.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 3, 2018
To all the Arsenal fans laughing at us signing Oxlade-Chamberlain……
He’s 15 points ahead of you, with one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) March 3, 2018
Seeing tweets suggesting Ox has turned into some sort of messiah at Liverpool. Don't make me laugh, he's having the exact sort of season he always had at Arsenal. Some good games, some bad. Still not delivering enough in terms of goals, assists. Monreal has scored more than him.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) March 3, 2018