The Ox picks out ‘strange’ thing his game is missing at Liverpool

Date published: Monday 24th February 2020 10:22

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain thinks it’s “strange” how he hasn’t scored more goals for Liverpool with the “perfect team” around him.

The England international has scored seven times in 26 appearances for Liverpool this term with the Reds building up a 19-point lead which could increase tonight as they face West Ham at Anfield.

The Ox has impressed when called upon this campaign but he admits there is still room for improvement.

“I feel like I need to do a lot more if I’m being really honest. It’s my best my goalscoring season,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told the Daily Mirror.

“But, for me, I haven’t scored enough, I need to get more numbers and I’ve got the perfect base and the perfect team to do more.

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“It’s a strange one. I think there’s certain things that have definitely suggested I’ve improved. I could see it in my first season here just before I got injured that things were going in the right way and it felt like I was a big part of a team going in the right direction collectively.

“That’s the environment we are in and I don’t know if that’s what we’ve built as a team or that’s the way I feel about myself, but I wouldn’t look at this season and clearly say I’ve taken a big step forward because in my eyes I need to do a lot more.

“I feel I need to do keep pushing to keep up with the rest of this team and everyone around to be a part of this. The only thing I can say is that I feel I have taken a step forward from two or three years ago because I’m now getting more minutes consistently.

“I think I’ve started six Premier League games in a row and it sounds funny but I can’t really remember me doing that before. I don’t think i ever did that at Arsenal . Look back and check but I don’t think I did. But I genuinely can’t remember playing that regularly.”

 

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