- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain steps in to help Philippe Coutinho in post-match interview
- Coutinho asked about his future at Liverpool amid speculation linking him to Barcelona
- Brazilian was on the score-sheet in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth
- SEE MORE: (Video) Firmino scores classy diving header to put Liverpool 4-0 up
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain carried his classy performance against Bournemouth into his post-match interview by offering Philippe Coutinho support following a difficult question regarding his future at Anfield.
The Brazilian was questioned over whether Liverpool’s emphatic 4-0 win at the Vitality Stadium was another contributing factor in him wanting to stay at least until the end of the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s No.10 accompanied Man of the Match Oxlade-Chamberlain after opening the scoring for the Reds with a stunning solo goal.
Coutinho remains at the centre of a long-term pursuit from Barcelona, who had three bids for the playmaker rejected by Liverpool during the summer and are expected to reignite their interest in January.
His teammate was at hand to rescue him from a tricky situation…
What a man!
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helping Coutinho answer when they asked him again regarding him leaving.
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) December 17, 2017
Sunday’s win saw Oxlade-Chamberlain produce arguably his best performance since signing for the club on transfer deadline day.
Klopp’s rotation gave the former Arsenal man an opportunity to impress in his favoured midfield position- one which he grasped at in admirable fashion.
The Englishman set the tone early on by spearheading the high press alongside Roberto Firmino and proving to be an effective link man at the heart of Liverpool’s counterattacking approach.
With Adam Lallana again pushing for a starting spot following his return from injury, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s standout display came at an ideal time.
Next up is an intriguing return to face his former employers.