Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends message to Arsenal fans after beating Spurs in Champions League final

The midfielder knew beating Spurs was just as important in the red half of north London (Picture: Getty)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he had extra motivation to win the Champions League final so he could get one over former club Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham and deny them European glory.

The 25-year-old, who has been sidelined with injury for much of the season, was an unnamed substitute as Liverpool secured a 2-0 victory in Madrid on Saturday night to seal their sixth European Cup success.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi sealed the win for the Merseysiders, and Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted to win the title as much for his current club as his old one.

Speaking to his former skipper Per Mertesacker on DAZN after the game, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: ‘As former Gooners, we know what that one meant to all the Arsenal fans out there.

‘It was massive for us at Liverpool, but “Once a Gooner always a Gooner” that’s what they say.

‘I had a personal sort of feeling in that game that we needed to get that done for all the people I left at Arsenal, I know they were all willing us on to win that one so I’m happy that we could do it.’

This time last year, Oxlade-Chamberlain was cutting a forlorn figure in Kiev hobbling around on crutches, but was able to enjoy the celebrations in Madrid with Little Mix girlfriend Perrie Edwards this time around.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was loving every second after Liverpool’s win (Picture: Reuters)

Speaking about the win, manager Jurgen Klopp said: ‘Did you ever see a team like this, fighting with no fuel in the tank? I am so happy for the boys, all these people and my family.

‘They suffer for me, they deserve it more than anybody. It was an intense season with the most beautiful finish I ever could have imagined.’


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