Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he’s adapting to a different level of intensity at Liverpool, and wants to show everyone his game is about goals.
Oxlade-Chamberlain scored against West Ham at the weekend, with a deflected rebound after his initial shot was saved. It was his first league goal of the season, but the English international thinks he’s starting to get into the swing of things with Liverpool now.
“It takes time to settle in anywhere & learn the new style of play, we play a very intense game that takes time. I’m getting there and it’s important every time I get opportunities to show what I can do and that’s scoring goals,” reports the Metro.
I’m not sure exactly where Oxlade-Chamberlain has got the idea that he’s about scoring goals. He now has one goal in 11 league appearances this season, which puts him one goal behind his best ever league total in the seven campaigns the winger has spent in the country’s top division.
Eddie Nketiah has as many goals this season in all competitions without making a start, and Ox still only has just the one winning goal in his entire Premier League career – against Crystal Palace in 2014. Even Nacho Monreal has more winning goals than that.
Perhaps the 24-year-old plans to suddenly burst into life in a goalscoring sense this season. But as he currently only gets into the side when Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson are all out injured, I’ll believe it when I see it.