Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has vowed to continue making an impression on head coach Jurgen Klopp as he targets a regular run in the team.
The 24-year-old joined Liverpool from Arsenal in the latter stages of the summer transfer window, and has made eight Premier League appearances for the Reds this term.
The midfielder has only started one league game for Liverpool, however, with Klopp preferring the likes of Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum in a midfield position.
The England international has also played further forward this season, but the return of Sadio Mane from injury will make it difficult for him to earn starts in the front three.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is valued at £27m by transfermarkt.co.uk, faces a battle for a regular spot at Anfield, but the versatile midfielder has insisted that he is up to the challenge.
Oxlade-Chamberlain told Liverpool’s official website:
“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.
“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.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first Premier League goal for Liverpool came in the 4-1 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium last time out.