Ex-Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has hailed the form of Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey after the Welshman's stunning goal crowned victory over his former side.
After Santi Cazorla had handed the Gunners a first half lead, Ramsey struck on the hour mark from 25 yards in supreme fashion to send Arsene Wenger's men five points clear at the top.
Ramsey's 10th goal of the season continued his remarkable start to the campaign and Redknapp believe that after seeing his former side downed by the in-form Arsenal midfielder, he should go on and emulate north London great Cesc Fabregas.
"Aaron Ramsey had scored 11 goals in all competitions in his Arsenal career up to this summer," Redknapp wrote in the Daily Mail."This season he has scored 10 already, adding another screamer against Liverpool.
"Now he needs to go for 20, like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have done in the past. Cesc Fabregas scored 15 league goals in 2009-10, the best return from an Arsenal midfielder in the Premier League era.
"Ramsey has six so far, but he is talented, confident and capable of more. Goalscoring midfielders are like gold dust."
Despite leaving the club for Barcelona in 2011, Fabregas is fondly regarded among Arsenal fans after coming through the academy to become the club captain.
But Ramsey's form is threatening to eclipse Fabregas' status at the Emirates with his impressive start to the season, which has the club among the early contenders to claim the league title.
The 22 year old himself feels the club have been missing goals from midfield: "It's something we've been lacking over our last few seasons.
"We've had some slow starts and always had to play catch-up," Ramsey added. This time it was important we got off to a fast start.
"We know our form over Christmas and the run-in has been second to none in recent times. If we can get to January in this kind of form it sets us up nicely. We'll have a good season."