Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that he wanted to let Raheem Sterling know that he'd arrived in Liverpool after playing a starring role in helping the Reds defeat Manchester City three times this season.
Jurgen Klopp's side inflicted City's first Premier League defeat of the season after beating them 4-3 in January, in which Oxlade-Chamberlain played a starring role and produced a man-of-the match display. He then scored a spectacular long range strike in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final win over Pep Guardiola's men earlier this month.
The two players are good friends off the pitch, but Oxlade-Chamberlain couldn't help but rub it in Sterling's face after his wonder goal.
He said: "On the way back? Course I did. Had to let him know I'd arrived. I was in the game, had to let him know I was in the game.
"It was a big goal and we wanted to go out there, them boys were flying, have a good result and beat them. That set us going.
"I can't really remember what I was thinking. I was just buzzing.
"But on the way back I was definitely thinking, 'Where's Raz?' I clocked eyes and there wasn't really much love coming back.
"Little grin maybe. He was fuming, it is what it is. Win some, you lose some."