Liverpool goalscorer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hailed the Anfield atmosphere following Liverpool’s 3-0 Champions League victory over Man City, and was quick to pay tribute to his teammates.
Guardiola’s side were unable to cope with the Reds in an electric first half, where Liverpool scored three times in the space of 19 minutes to set the tone for the night.
Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled Jurgen Klopp and his side’s lead nine minutes later with a sensational drive from 25 yards which left Ederson no chance. Sadio Mane headed in a third just after the half-hour mark, following an excellent cross from Salah.
Oxlade-Chamberlain hailed the Liverpool supporters for the electric atmosphere that greeted both sides and claimed it was something he’d never played in before. He said, “It was extraordinary, I’ve never played in anything like that and an atmosphere like that was incredible. It was something that will stay with me forever.
“Hendo [Jordan Henderson] was warning me about that before, he said ‘wait until you see it tonight’ and I kind of knew what he meant but until you’re out there and you see what the fans are doing and how much passion there was, it’s was incredible to be part of.”
On keeping a valuable cleansheet, Oxlade-Chamberlain added: “The nil is always massive, it gives us a great chance to get there and get a goal and that sets us up to see it home.
“We’re going to have to defend really well and we’re going to have to go out there with confidence and attack as well. It was good that we kept a clean sheet tonight and if we can go there and nick a goal it stands us in good stead.
“It was a really good performance from the boys both defensively and attacking in the first half and the second half was a different sort of performance from us.
“They dominated the second half and made it difficult for us and we had to defend really well. In this competition we’re going to play quality sides and we’re going to have to defend well at times and that was what we showed in the second half.”