Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal exits explained

Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates the 3-0 victory after the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe  Pr

While the atmosphere inside Anfield was doubtlessly a factor in geeing up Jurgen Klopp's side ahead of their barnstorming first half-hour against City - not to mention the maelstrom of noise, flares and billowing red smoke outside the ground, a demonstration which ended in an over-robust greeting for the City team bus - Oxlade-Chamberlain can be forgiven for finding Merseyside's greatest European night in recent memory especially emotive.

The England global found the net for the second time against City this season at Anfield, having also scored from distance in Liverpool's 4-3 Premier League triumph back in January. It definitely shows why I wanted to come here.

The England worldwide struggled initially at Anfield but has settled into Klopp's plans, scoring in the Champions League quarter-final victory over Manchester City in midweek.

"It was an incredible atmosphere, the best I've ever played in", he said. Coming into the stadium for a game which was not a final it nearly set it up to be like a final.

"I think it's the same for Theo really, he needed to get away".

Oxlade-Chamberlain doubled their advantage nine minutes later with a powerful drive from 25 yards which left Ederson no chance before Sadio Mane headed in a third just after the half-hour mark.

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"We'll switch on as soon as we get into training tomorrow and we'll be looking for three points there, no doubt". My game I wasn't too happy with.

The 24-year-old said: "The manager has been pushing me all season and shouting at me for not taking the game by the scruff of the neck and providing those kinds of moments, being the one shooting and making the difference".

"From the first day he was ready for hard work, that's the most important thing and so because of these new things he experienced, this different style of football that then gives you the opportunity to do a few things not like you are used to [but] in a new way and that has obviously helped him".

Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hoping his good form at Liverpool will be enough to book a ticket on the plane to Russian Federation this summer as part of England's World Cup squad. He also claimed Jürgen Klopp's team were ideally suited to the Champions League and the latter stages in particular. "[But] all players can improve".

"The loyalty I had for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger meant I could do it the right way. You've seen teams go far in this competition doing that".

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