Oxlade-Chamberlain scores as Liverpool outlast Genk

Oxlade-Chamberlain scores as Liverpool outlast Genk


Liverpool went atop their Champions League group with a nervy 2-1 defeat of Genk at Anfield on Tuesday.

Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the decisive goals for Jurgen Klopp's men while Mbwana Samatta bagged the lone goal for the plucky visitors.

It didn't take long for the Reds to take the lead at a packed Anfield with Wijnaldum athletically guiding a deflected cross into the roof of the net from close range on 14 minutes.

Samatta briefly drew Genk level in the 40th minute -- the Tanzania international powering a header past Alisson from a corner kick.

But Oxlade-Chamberlain quickly restored Liverpool's advantage eight minutes after the break, swiveling and firing low and hard past Gaetan Coucke after receiving a pass from Mohamed Salah at the top of the box.

The win gives Liverpool nine points from four matches in Group E, while Genk sit bottom with one point.

Next up in the competition, Liverpool will host Napoli on Nov. 27 and Genk will face FC Salzburg on the same day.

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