Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals Jurgen Klopp’s dressing room message for Liverpool FC squad
The Liverpool FC summer signing opens up about Jurgen Klopp's dressing room message ahead of last weekend's 4-1 win at West Ham
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed that Jurgen Klopp was desperate for Liverpool FC to finish on a high note ahead of the international break.
The Liverpool summer signing was handed his first Premier League start in a 4-1 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday evening.
Oxlade-Chamberlain scored Liverpool’s second goal in east London to help Klopp’s men to record their third successive win in all competitions.
The 24-year-old was also on the score sheet in Liverpool’s last Champions League game as the Reds were 3-0 winners against Slovenian opponents Maribor.
Liverpool started their winning run with a 3-0 victory over promoted side Huddersfield Town at Anfield to end a four-game winless run in all competitions.
Klopp was coming under pressure for Liverpool’s poor defensive performances after conceding 16 times in their six games on the road in the Premier League.
Oxlade-Chamberlain lifted the lid on Klopp’s message for his Liverpool players ahead of their clash at West Ham.
“The manager said it could be a great week and it was up to us how good the week would be, and how nice the next week will be,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told Liverpool’s website.
“We knew we had to win and we wanted to win. We wanted to finish on 19 points by the end of the game. The boys were right on it all the way through the game to get that done.
“It’s the international break now, we can go away and regroup and then hit the ground running again.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool in a £40m deal from title rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day in the summer.
Liverpool are in fifth place in the Premier League table but 12 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City.