When Aaron Ramsey entered the fray against Fulham on Sunday, the match was finely poised at 2-1. By the time the full-time whistle blew, the Gunners had torn Fulham to shreds and ran out 5-1 winners.
The Welshman turned in a superb substitute appearance full of style and creativity, revealing what his reported Liverpudlian suitors (the Mirror) could benefit from if Ramsey moves to Anfield this summer.
The midfielder’s outstanding influence was exemplified by his role in Arsenal’s third goal. Ramsey excellently found an outlet pass in his own defensive third, got the ball back and chipped it ahead to start a counterattack.
After a lovely headed control moments later, he got on the end of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross and audaciously back-heeled the ball past Marcus Bettinelli.
It was a true box-to-box spectacle, an industrious team goal of real quality that was propelled by Ramsey’s brilliance. Liverpool fans should take heart at his performance, as counterattacks like that form the backbone of the Reds’ fearsome attack.
Jurgen Klopp will have been impressed by Ramsey’s excellent display and Liverpool fans must be salivating at the prospect of the Welshman plying his trade at Anfield next season.