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Watch Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s brilliant recreation of Steven Gerrard’s beauty vs. Real

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has always idolised Steven Gerrard, and he has now brilliantly recreated one of the Liverpool legends’ great goals.

Even as an Arsenal player the 24-year-old would speak about his admiration for Gerrard, with the Reds’ former skipper a hero for many of his generation.

Oxlade-Chamberlain even mentioned this after winning the FA Cup with the Gunners last season, after speaking on the pitch with Gerrard, who was working as a pundit for BT Sport.

“I’ve always wanted to be Steven Gerrard, so I’ve still got a hope of that,” he said, speaking about a potential central midfield role moving forward.

Ironically, Jurgen Klopp then took him to Anfield last summer, and the England international has shone in his preferred central berth.

Away from the pressures of focussing on Liverpool’s huge upcoming games against Man City and Everton, Oxlade-Chamberlain has been having some fun.

The midfielder was tasked with replicating Gerrard’s superb half-volley against Real Madrid in 2009, on a night when Rafa Benitez’s Reds thumped the Spanish giants 4-0 at Anfield.

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are on hand to help out with the drill, with the former playing the role of Gerrard’s assist-maker Ryan Babel.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is given four chances to perfect his effort, but he only needs two, rifling home a strike that looked eerily similar to the original.

In typically confident fashion afterwards he says “no-one’s beating that today,” having even nailed the Gerrard knee-slide.

It is a video that further highlights Oxlade-Chamberlain’s likeable personality, and hopefully he will have a similar impact against City on Wednesday night.

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