Gary Neville reacts to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s display in Liverpool FC’s 4-3 win over Man City

Gary Neville lavishes praise on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his goal in Liverpool FC's 4-3 win over Man City

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Former Manchester United star Gary Neville Photo: Screengrab

Gary Neville lavished praise on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his impressive performance in Liverpool FC’s thrilling 4-3 win over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds were in fine attacking form at Anfield as they became the first team to beat Pep Guardiola’s men in the Premier League this season and end their unbeaten start.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined Liverpool FC from Arsenal in the summer, broke the deadlock in the ninth minute on Merseyside with a fine low finish past Ederson.

However, Leroy Sane levelled for the visitors in the 40th minute to ensure the teams went in 1-1 at half-time.

Liverpool FC took the lead again in the 59th minute when Roberto Firmino lifted his finish over Ederson.

Sadio Mane then made it 3-1 in the 61st minute with a superb finish, before Mohamed Salah got on the scoresheet with a brilliant chipped effort after Ederson’s misplaced pass.

Bernado Silva then pulled a goal back for the visitors in the 84th minute at Anfield and Ilkay Gundogan netted in stoppage time to set up a tense finale, but the Reds held on for the three points.

Neville was hugely impressed by Oxlade-Chamberlain’s opening goal and lavished praise on the England international.

Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the game, Neville said: “You talk about grabbing the shirt… Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, he’s had his doubters since he came to Anfield.

“This is a big, big moment for him. He skips past Fernandinho like he’s not there.

“The strike is true and it needs to be good to beat Ederson.

“It’s a striker’s finish. It’s wonderful, low hard and into the corner. It gave Liverpool the start they wanted.”

The win left Liverpool FC in fourth place in the Premier League table and just two points behind third-placed Chelsea as they chase Champions League qualification for the second season running.

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