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Watch: Wonderful Oxlade-Chamberlain Goal Gives Liverpool The Lead Against Man City

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: (THE SUN OUT,THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool Celebrates the opener during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on January 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool have hit the front against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield thanks to a wonderful individual effort from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Oxlade-Chamberlain showed great strength, pace and feet to beat Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernandinho before unleashing a low, hard strike past a helpless Ederson Moraes in the City goal after just nine minutes of play.

Liverpool, who have taken 13 points out of a possible 15 from their last 5 Premier League games, currently sit in fourth, level on 44 points with Tottenham Hotspur but with a better goal-scoring record and this game in hand.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City came into today’s game with 62 points, some 15 points more than nearest pursuers and local rivals Manchester United. Chelsea are also 15 points adrift of City, but with an inferior goal difference to United. Antonio Conte’s side have also played one game more than both United and City.

The goal was Oxlade-Chamberlain’s fourth for Liverpool in all competitions since he joined the club from league rivals Arsenal last August.

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