Reds' midfielder says it's good to be back playing after watching team's success last season: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revels in aftermath of goalscoring performance

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Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he’s delighted to be back in action after being restricted to watching his team’s success last season.

Speaking on BT Sport after The Reds’ 4-1 win in Belgium, in which ‘The Ox’ scored twice, Liverpool’s attacking midfielder 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.

“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 home.

“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.”

Liverpool face Spurs on Sunday at Anfield in a huge Premier League clash. Oxlade-Chamberlain spoke about the need to keep improving ahead of the upcoming fixture.

“We can take confidence from the whole season, not just this game.

“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.”

Last night’s victory in Genk leaves Jurgen Klopp’s side second in the group, one point behind Napoli and three ahead of third-placed Red Bull Salzburg at the halfway stage.

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