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Oxlade-Chamberlain happy to get more minutes

What was said?

After the big win against Arsenal, [player 850] told the club’s official website, “I want to play football, I want to play as much as I can. And whenever you get chances, it’s up to you to put in a good performance and help the team to win – and that’s the only way you keep getting games.

“I’ve been lucky enough to get those opportunities recently, I’ve kept my head down, I’ve worked hard for them, made sure I was ready when the time came. Now it’s just looking forward and keeping the momentum, keep helping the team to achieve all of our goals.

“Ultimately, your individual goals kind of work hand in hand with that. If you keep working hard, things fall into place. So, I’ll be working hard for that and we’ll see what happens.”

When asked about the team performance and regaining momentum, he said, “I think that was the most important thing. Obviously we’re here for three points and the result, but we know when we perform like that, more times than not the result will go in our favour. I think in recent weeks, the last few games, we haven’t performed consistently enough like that for 90 minutes.”

“We’ve had spells where we’ve been really good and then we’ve had spells where we’ve not been good enough and we’ve been punished. I think today it was making sure that we did it for 90 minutes and put in a better performance than we have recently. Like I said, the result in the end most of the time goes for us when we play like that, when we’ve got players in the team like Sadio, Jots, Mo up front that are clinical and Taki when he came on. The most important thing there was the performance, and the three points usually follow.”

He was also asked about Chelsea’s form and whether that adds the pressure to get results and not slip away, the midfielder replied, “You don’t want to focus too much on what’s going on around you, but of course you can’t be naive enough not to look at the situation and where you stand. You’ve always got that in the back of your mind and that comes with the territory and the pressure of trying to compete for titles.”

“If your competitors go and get a good result, get three points, it’s then over to you to go and respond and do the same thing. I don’t know if it’s added pressure but it just makes it more real what exactly the job and the task ahead is. Of course we were aware of Chelsea’s result today and it was crucial for us to get three points, but maybe more so after the last few results – we needed that for ourselves to get back to winning ways and a good performance as well.”

How significant is Oxlade-Chamberlain’s form for Klopp and Liverpool?

We all remember how exciting this kid was when he was lighting the pitch up playing for [team 19]. His versatility, positional awareness, and football quality have always been exceptional. He left Arsenal as he wanted to play in a more central role. Former Arsenal manager, [player 455383] used to play him on the wings.

He caught the eye of Klopp and soon signed for [team 8]. His career for the reds kicked start brilliantly. He added dynamic runs into Liverpool’s midfield and almost made it a front four by joining in from deep.

His excellent form was continuing well, but a horrific moment took place in Rome. The talented midfielder picked up a severe injury in the semi-final of the [league 2] against [team 37]. Since then, his Liverpool career has been somewhat disappointing. Due to various injury issues, he lost his place from the starting eleven. He did make a few appearances but wasn’t looking much sharp.

This season he has made quite some appearances and has performed well. Due to the increase in injuries in the midfield area, he is getting more chances and doing well. His form will be pivotal for Klopp as soon he will be without [player 4125] and [player 1389] for a few games. With the [league 1118] not so far, Liverpool fans are worried about slipping up in the title race because Salah, Mane and [player 32640] will leave to play for their nations.

The likes of [player 159917], [player 1461], and even [player 1472] will have to step up and get enough goals to win games. During this time, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s form will be crucial for Liverpool. Due to a lack of creativity and pace in the front three, his creativity from deep and goals from the midfield will be a dangerous weapon for [coach 455353].

His ability and his attitude are unquestionable. Now, it is about the consistency in his fitness because soon, he could be the man to carry Liverpool’s offensive threat when the main strikers go away for a good number of games. With what is expected to be a fierce title race, his form could help his side win the [league 8].

Author: Devashish Akolekar

With injuries increasing in the Liverpool camp, one man who has shined is Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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