Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain delighted to make impact after injury return

LFC Globe
23rd October 2019
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expressed his delight after scoring twice to help Liverpool to a 4-1 over on Wednesday night.

It was Oxlade-Chamberlain's first appearance in the since suffering a serious knee injury against Roma in April last year.

He got off to the perfect start inside two minutes as he sent a low shot across the goalkeeper to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead.

He got his second just before the hour mark as he curled the ball with the outside of his foot to make it 2-0 to the Reds before they went on to win 4-1 thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and .

Speaking to BT Sports after the match, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "I've definitely missed it. It's nice to be back out there. It's a special tournament to play in, a competition we all grew up wanting to play in one day.

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"It was nice to be back out there [after] seeing the boys do so well in it last year. I was fortunate enough to get back involved on the bench for the big day in the final and watch the boys bring it .

"It's inspirational, it's something I've wanted to get back to do. It's just nice to be back in the starting line-up and try to put in a performance to help the team. To get a few goals was a bonus."

It will be interesting to see whether manager Jurgen Klopp opts to start Oxlade-Chamberlain against Tottenham at on Sunday.

The boss usually tends to favour a midfield trio of , and , however, the performances of Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita this week is sure to give him a selection headache.


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Looking ahead to the game this weekend, Oxlade-Chamberlain added: "We had a lot to improve on from the game at the weekend, same again tonight.

"But at the minute we're getting results which are good and we can still improve. We'll take a lot from this game.

"I'm sure the manager has got a lot of points he'll be getting at us about to improve for the weekend, because we're going need to get them right to put on a good performance and get the right result at the weekend."

Liverpool sit in second place in Group E after tonight's results, with first-placed beating 3-2 from home.

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