It’s been a long, tough journey for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The brutal, horrible injury made everyone wonder if he would ever look the same player again. But here he is, playing just fine. It’s all turned out ok. Even if he’s still finding his feet a little bit, everything’s good.
“It helps playing”, the Liverpool Echo report him as saying. “I think I’ve played the last five now, which is really nice.
“That obviously helps you get a feeling with the way that the team’s playing and with the boys around you.
“I think a lot of it’s just down to maybe being a bit more clinical, getting myself in more areas where I can shoot and affect the game. Luckily, the last few have gone in.
“But that’s what the top goalscorers do. We’ve got Mo [Salah], Sadio [Mané], Bobby [Firmino] and they set the example for anyone that wants to learn how to score goals. I get to watch them a lot and try to follow situations and put yourself in the position to score.
“We’ve got players that can find you, so there’s always opportunities that this team creates.
”I’m delighted to have scored a couple of goals in the last two games, but it’s about us all and making sure that we chip in where we can and finish the season strong now.”
He’s really coming back into his own now. You love to see it.