There was much to celebrate during Liverpool’s 7-0 victory against Crystal Palace – and seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain finally back on the pitch was certainly one of them.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, 27, was back in action for the English champions for the first time since July.
He has recently recovered from a knee injury sustained during pre-season that had prior to the trip to Selhurst Park, kept him out action for Liverpool’s opening 21 matches of 2020/21.
Oxlade-Chamberlain clocked up 16 minutes of action in total, he even managed an assist in that time – teeing up Mohamed Salah for the seventh goal of the afternoon.
He celebrated his return by sending a message to supporters on Instagram amid Liverpool’s biggest victory on the road in top-flight history.
Subscribe to Rousing The Kop TV now
Teammate and club-captain Jordan Henderson responded to Oxlade-Chamberlain’s message, writing: ‘He’s back’.
In total, Oxlade-Chamberlain laid on an assist for his team and also boasted a 100 per cent pass completion rate, as per WhoScored.
No Van Dijk, no Thiago, no Salah, no Gomez, no Jota, no problem. Even without key personnel, Jurgen Klopp was still able to conjure up the biggest league win of his Liverpool tenure.
What is encouraging is the confidence the team now have, and the belief it will inspire during a critical period during the season.
- Liverpool record biggest top-flight away victory ever
- Gary Lineker backs Liverpool to retain the Premier League
- Five things we learned as Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 7-0
- Liverpool player ratings v Crystal Palace
- Confirmed Liverpool XI v Crystal Palace
- Report: Jurgen Klopp ready to fight for Gini Wijnaldum contract extension
- Neco Williams discusses the prospect of facing off against Gareth Bale
- Four centre-back options who are suddenly more attainable than Dayot Upamecano