Strangely, getting to hoist the Champions League and Premier League trophies in successive seasons hasn’t quelled Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s desire for more silverware. Liverpool’s number 15 has only had his appetite whet by the experience and can’t wait to feel that excitement again.
“We won the Champions League, then you go away on holiday, you come back and it’s happened, but you don’t think about that now,” he explained. “It’s gone and you think about those things in years to come, but whilst we are here and we are still playing, and whilst we are still responsible to perform for this football club, we can only think about: ‘What’s the next thing we can go and win?’
“So I don’t know what I’ll think about it, what people think about this season [in the future]. The only thing in my head and the rest of the boys’ heads is what can we do next season?”
He doesn’t take for granted the experience, though, and he had a chance to look back on the last three years with the club and how far they’ve come in so little time.
“Again, that’s history and something that we all dream of doing and something that is new for all of us in the team,” he admitted. “That was sort of the first experience of winning a trophy like that for anyone and obviously as a collective, for us as a team. Then to follow that up with this season winning the Premier League, you couldn’t have asked for it to have gone any better for us as a group, for the club, over the last three years.”
There’s always room to grow, and surely next season, in addition to picking up some more trophies to add to the case, the Reds will be looking to break that 100 point barrier as well. Oxlade-Chamberlain is excited for what the future holds and so are we.