Champions League: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain feels he still has some distance to cover despite recent goal-scoring spree

  • The 26-year-old missed most of last season with a serious knee injury but has shone on his return

  • "I feel like I'm getting better," Oxlade-Chamberlain told the Liverpool website

  • Oxlade-Chamberlain notched his fourth goal in as many games in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Genk

Bengaluru: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain notched his fourth goal in as many games in Liverpool’s 2-1 Champions League win over Genk and while he is pleased with his free-scoring form since returning from injury the midfielder says he is still short of his best.

 Champions League: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain feels he still has some distance to cover despite recent goal-scoring spree

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored his fourth goal in as many games in the 2-1 win over Genk. AP

The 26-year-old missed most of last season with a serious knee injury but has shone on his return, his goal on Tuesday helping Liverpool go top of Group E with nine points.

"I feel like I'm getting better," he told the club website.

“I’ve been trying to sort of dribble a bit more and get that side of my game back because that sort of stuff can take a bit of a while when you’ve been out for a while.

“Overall, I think there’s more to come from me for sure.”

Captain Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum have formed a solid midfield trio for Liverpool in recent months but Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal-scoring threat and play-making qualities will give manager Juergen Klopp a selection headache.

“To get into the team you’ve got to be able to press in a certain way with a certain intensity,” Oxlade-Chamberlain said.

“The way Gini, Hendo and Fab did it (against Tottenham Hotspur) was brilliant... if you’re not sort of hitting those standards then you’ll struggle to get a game regularly, so I’ve been battling to try to get that side of things back.”

Liverpool host Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.

Updated Date: Nov 06, 2019 18:26:04 IST