English Premiership

Ox pushing for starting place at Liverpool

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Getty Images)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says patience is a virtue as he looks to force his way into Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.

The 24-year-old England international only recently joined the Reds from Arsenal with the intent of featuring more prominently, and got his first back-to-back starts in wins over Maribor and West Ham.

"It's never easy coming into a new team with as much quality as we've got here. It takes time to settle in and learn a new formation and style of play," he told his club's website.

"I've had to be patient. I'd have liked to have played as much as I can, that's natural. The only thing I can do when I get the chance is try to impress and help the team to win, with goals and creating chances.

"I'm going to keep trying to do that and keep pushing for starting places, just as everyone else will. That's the best thing - competition for places.

"The most important thing is that we're winning. I'm happy with the result and obviously it was nice to start as well."

Oxlade-Chamberlain has missed out on Gareth Southgate’s England squad for friendlies against Germany and Brazil, meaning his next chance to impress will be after the international break, when the Reds face Southampton in the Premier League next Saturday.

Fixtures
Sat 26 Sep 20 13:30 PM (SAST)
Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United
The American Express Community Stadium
Sat 26 Sep 20 16:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Everton
Selhurst Park
Sat 26 Sep 20 18:30 PM (SAST)
West Bromwich Albion
Chelsea
The Hawthorns
Results
Mon 21 Sep 20
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Manchester City 3
Mon 21 Sep 20
Aston Villa 1
Sheffield United 0
Sun 20 Sep 20
Leicester City 4
Burnley 2
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Leicester City
2
2
6
2. Everton
2
2
6
3. Arsenal
2
2
6
4. Liverpool
2
2
6