English Premiership

Oxlade-Chamberlain taking inspiration from Salah

2018-03-05 14:12
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Supplied)

Cape Town - Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he takes inspiration from team-mate Mohamed Salah's incredible goal-scoring form this season.

Salah has bagged 24 goals and provided nine assists in his 28 Premier League appearances in his first season at Anfield, and Oxlade-Chamberlain has used it as motivation to improve his own game.

"There is more in me. I know I have to keep pushing on,” said the Englishman, according to the club's official website.

"I can take so much from someone like Mo Salah. Just look at him this season. It has been relentless and when someone can go from – obviously he is a great player – but to be competing with Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero for top goalscorer is something you have to learn from.

"People probably wouldn’t have expected that from him at the start of the season. To put himself in that position is down to the mentality he has to work hard and get the best out of himself.

"Every season there is always an example of people like that. You can take inspiration and I have got to keep pushing myself."

Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored three goals and made five assists in his first 26 Premier League games for the Reds this campaign.

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