Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has pledged to do his best when called upon by Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp.
The 24-year-old midfielder was on target in the 7-0 Champions League stuffing of Maribor last night and that goal will hopefully boost his confidence levels following a slow start to his Anfield career.
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Oxlade-Chamberlain said: “It’s a competitive team that I’ve come in to.
“We’re in an important part of the season where we want to get off to a good start and we’ve got a few results that haven’t gone our way.
“Everyone’s fighting for their place and I’m just ready for when I get the opportunity.
“I need to keep developing and learning a new style of play here and get used to that and then whenever I get my opportunities, try to do as well as I can.”
Despite already having been written off by some Liverpool fans, we’re hoping he can build on last night’s performance and hopefully prove them wrong.
However, former Liverpool hitman Michael Owen believes Oxlade-Chamberlain could find it hard to hold down a place in Klopp’s team.
Owen said: “It’s not easy. How do you get in ahead of players like Salah and Coutinho?
“He’s an attacking midfielder, I know he’s played in the centre before but at the minute, how does he get in?
“He’s got to be better than the others but he’s not better than those. That’s what he’s up against. It won’t be easy.
“It’s competitive, they’ve got big squads nowadays. He will get a chance throughout the season and he will have to take it. He just has do it every time and even then it might not be enough.”