Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is evidently flourishing as a servant to the goal-scoring form of Mohamed Salah at Liverpool.
The former Arsenal man has been rejuvenated since his arrival on Merseyside, beginning to polish the final-third execution that had failed to improve for so long at the Emirates.
He has also asserted himself as a prominent central-midfield option having been starved of chances to impress in his favoured position at the London-club.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has since proven a perfect to fit as a link man in Jurgen Klopp’s system, fulfilling a responsibility to break the lines between midfield and attack and feeding the Reds’ front three.
His expertly-timed reverse pass to supply Salah against West Brom on Saturday marked his fifth assist for the Egyptian – more than he has provided for any other player in his career.
5 – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has now provided more assists for Mohamed Salah than he has for any other player in the Premier League (5). Link. https://t.co/T0rZ5c6b1b
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The Englishman’s contribution at the Hawthorns also added to his career-high collection of seven assists and three goals in a Premier League season.
Besides injecting added creativity to Liverpool’s midfield, the 24-year-old has also adapted comfortably to Klopp’s desired intensity and work ethic.
A surge in self-belief has seen him begin to rack up the figures his talent suggests he is easily capable of, whilst fresh leadership qualities have fuelled his reputation as a influential figurehead both on and off the pitch.
Doubts over his value as a £40million signing have long been diminished .