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‘I’ll keep pushing for Reds spot’: Oxlade Chamberlain

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is targeting a regular place in Liverpool’s starting XI, after marking his first Premier League start for the Reds with a goal.

Oxlade-Chamberlain netted Liverpool’s third goal in their 4-1 win over West Ham on Saturday, as his side climbed to fifth with a second win from their last three league games.

He had to be patient after joining Liverpool…..

Since joining for £35m from Arsenal in August, Oxlade-Chamberlain has endured a stuttering start to life at Anfield but hopes his first league goal will increase his opportunities on Merseyside.

It’s never easy coming into a new team with as much quality as we’ve got here,” he told the club’s official website.

“It takes time to settle in and learn a new formation and style of play.”

“I’ve had to be patient; I’d have liked to have played as much as I can, that’s natural.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Daniel Sturridge were two notable absentees from the squad selected to face Germany and Brazil.

But the 24-year-old revealed the boss set his players a challenge of entering the break off the back of a positive result domestically.

The most important thing is that we’re winning. I’m happy with the result and obviously it was nice to start as well,” he added.

The manager said it could be a great week and it was up to us how good the week would be, and how nice the next week will be.

“We knew we had to win and we wanted to win. We wanted to finish on 19 points by the end of the game.

“The boys were right on it all the way through the game to get that done.

“It’s the international break now – we can go away and regroup and then hit the ground running again.”

 

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