- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netted in Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Manchester City
- He was chatting about the goal alongside England team-mate Raheem Sterling
- Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals he went looking for Sterling after the goal
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed he had to let Raheem Sterling know he had ‘arrived’ after opening the scoring in Liverpool’s January win over Manchester City.
The midfielder claims his long-range piledriver in the 4-3 Anfield win left his England team-mate ‘fuming’ after the game.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s opener was added to by Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as the Reds ended City’s unbeaten start to the season three months ago.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) reveals how he left Raheem Sterling (right) fuming
The England midfielder scored the opening goal for Liverpool against Manchester City
And after celebrating in front of the Kop, Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he was looking for his opposite number.
Oxlade-Chamberlain told Colossal TV: ‘On the way back? Course I did. Had to let him know I’d arrived. I was in the game, had to let him know I was in the game.
‘It was a big goal and we wanted to go out there, them boys were flying, have a good result and beat them. That set us going.
‘I can’t really remember what I was thinking. I was just buzzing.
Sterling admits he was left ‘raging’ when Oxlade-Chamberlain clocked him after the goal
Oxlade-Chamberlain powered Liverpool ahead in the 4-3 win at Anfield in January
‘But on the way back I was definitely thinking, “Where’s Raz?” I clocked eyes and there wasn’t really much love coming back.
‘Little grin maybe. He was fuming, it is what it is. Win some, you lose some.’
Sterling, sat opposite his international team-mate during the conversation, confirmed the tale and even admitted he was ‘raging’ over the incident.
‘I went to bed fuming, because I could see his little face grinning when he came back,’ he admitted. ‘He’s my boy and everything, but I was raging.
‘To my team-mates I was like ‘anybody else’, on the day I’d want anyone else to score.’
Oxlade-Chamberlain runs to the Kop as he celebrates the opening goal in the league clash