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

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.

Reuters November 06, 2019 18:26:04 IST
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 OxladeChamberlain feels he still has some distance to cover despite recent goalscoring 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.

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