Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said that he wants to add “that little bit extra” to the side that came so close to clinching the club’s first league title in 29 years.
The England international was largely absent last season – playing only 19 minutes in the Premier League – having been out since May 2018 with a serious knee injury.
The Reds coped without Oxlade-Chamberlain as they took the title race against Manchester City down to the final day, but speaking to Liverpool’s official website, the 26-year-old said that he wants to have a real impact on the team’s title push.
“For me, off the back of what the boys achieved last season, it’s: can I add that little bit extra, can I add a little bit more to help us as a squad?,” the midfielder said.
“They did terrific last season and the boys in midfield played a lot of minutes. They played their part, they all rotated really well and came up with really important goals.
“It’s on me to try to bring a little something: run with the ball, link the play and fit in with the rhythm of the boys up front to help them. What they achieved last year was extraordinary.”
Speaking about Liverpool‘s Premier League push last term, Oxlade-Chamberlain continued: “To miss out [on the title] in the way we did was heartbreaking, so as a team we need to do better.
“With teams like Man City, and how relentless they are, we know we have to do more. For me as an individual, my goals are to get back in and around the team and to help push this team forward a little bit more.
“If we can do that, I can start thinking about what I need to add to my game. For now, the next step is to help the team.”
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