Oxlade-Chamberlain kicking himself at Liverpool as he opens up on frustrations
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has shared his frustration at receiving a lack of game time at Liverpool this season.
The 27-year-old midfielder has only made 12 Premier League appearances for Jurgen Klopp's side in 2020/21, name in the starting-eleven on only two occasions.
Oxlade-Chamberlain missed the first half of the campaign due to injury, but has missed out in recent weeks for other reasons.
But the former Arsenal man issue a reminder of his talent in the Reds' 3-0 win over Burnley on Wednesday evening, scoring seven minutes after being deployed as a substitute.
Speaking after the game, Oxlade-Chamberlain reflected on what has been a challenging period in his career as he now aims for further minutes in the side.
"I’ve felt pretty good for a while now, but for whatever reason it’s not been so easy with opportunities,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told LFCTV after the full-time whistle at Turf Moor.
"Sometimes that’s part of football, it’s not what you like.
“I’ve been kicking myself, trying to push and ask questions, but sometimes it doesn’t always go your way.
“The main thing is I stay focused. I’m absolutely delighted to be a part of this team and play for this football club, and that’s what I want to do.
“That’s all I've been focusing on really, trying to make sure that I work as hard as I can for the boys. Keep training well, keep giving the manager decisions to make, as the other lads have in a similar position to me at the minute.
“That’s all we can do, keep our heads down and whenever we get the opportunity, like tonight, I went on there and did something positive."
Although disappointed not to have contributed more for the team this season, Oxlade-Chamberlain made clear he will continue to be ready to take any opportunity that comes his way.
“I’d have liked to have done that a few more times coming on this season, but you have these spells in football sometimes and the main thing is I’ve been through difficult moments in my career," he said,
“Just being fit and healthy for a start, that’s always a good thing and gives you a base to work off.
“I’ve tried to work as hard as I can, keep my head down and keep believing in what we’re all trying to do here: which is qualify for that top four.
“Any time I get the opportunity to help, I’ve got to make sure I’m ready to do that.”
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