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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a Champions League semi-finalist.

The 24-year-old was part of the Liverpool side that overcame Premier League leaders Manchester City over two legs to reach the final four of the competition for the first time in over a decade.

He even scored in the first-leg at Anfield with a rocket from long range and is reaping the benefits from his decision to join the Merseyside giants from Arsenal on transfer deadline day last summer.

The Reds had to weather the storm in the first-half at the Etihad Stadium as the hosts came flying out of the blocks and took an early lead when Raheem Sterling squared for Gabriel Jesus to slot the ball past Loris Karius from close range.

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City had every reason to feel aggrieved at not doubling their lead on the stroke of half-time when Leroy Sane’s strike was incorrectly ruled out of offside as replays showed James Milner had directed the ball into his direction.

Feeling somewhat lucky, the visitors regrouped and improved after the break. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino completed the turnaround to send Liverpool through to the semi’s.

Whilst supporters of Pool were understandably over the moon at the progression, some Arsenal fans took a swipe at Arsene Wenger once again.

Despite what some Gunners supporters may think of Wenger’s treatment of Oxlade-Chamberlain during his six seasons at the club, Jurgen Klopp revealed last week what the attacking midfielder really thinks of his former manager.

“That’s all because of his potential, because of his quality,” Klopp told reporters. “We had a lot of talks and Oxlade loved Arsene Wenger. They were working together for six years or something like that.

“He never blamed Arsene Wenger for not improving enough, or whatever. Sometimes it’s only about changing circumstances, that’s it. Being in a different place, sometimes, can be better but only if you are aware of your problems.”

Source: Football.london

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