With both goals and satisfaction over a comfortable win overflowing, Sunday’s 4-0 romp felt like the best sort of response to the last few frustrating games Liverpool (and Liverpool fans) have had to go through. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may not have scored a goal during the match, but he had a stand-out performance once again in midfield.
The former Arsenal player thinks there’s plenty of room to improve, though.
“I feel like I’m settled in now, and I’m learning the ropes and my roles and responsibilities,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told the club’s official website. “That’s always the thing that’s hard to adapt to. Once you get comfortable with that, you can start to relax more.”
“I’ve been doing better and it has been coming, but there’s definitely more to come from me. And I’ll be doing everything I can to bring that out.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain was a consistently aggressive presence throughout the game, pushing forward at every opportunity and almost scoring a screamer of a goal in the second half. And his fantastic performance continued through the post-match interview when he stepped in for Philippe Coutinho after yet another Barcelona-related question was thrown at the Brazilian.
Class by Ox here. Brilliant to step in for Phil after a silly question. pic.twitter.com/QZr8JuTuQB— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) December 17, 2017
With a sorely needed three points under the Reds’ belt, Oxlade-Chamberlain is focused on Friday night and Arsenal.
“It will be a special occasion for me, full of emotion I’m sure,” he added. “We’re in good form and we’ll be going there full of confidence and looking for three points. I hope we can put together a good performance, fight all the way through the game and come out with the right result.”