Oxlade-Chamberlain admits Liverpool FC summer signing is inspiring him

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits that Mo Salah is acting as a source of inspiration for him this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Photo: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain / Instagram

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted that he has been inspired by Mohamed Salah’s stunning form for Liverpool FC this season.

Salah has been one of the Premier League’s top performing players this season and he has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for the Reds since his move to Merseyside from AS Roma last summer.

The Egypt international netted his 24th goal in the Premier League this term as he helped to fire Liverpool FC to a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Salah has now scored 31 goals in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men and has also made nine assists for his team-mates, making him a sure contender for the PFA player of the year award.

And Oxlade-Chamberlain, who himself also arrived at Liverpool FC from Arsenal in the summer transfer window last year, has admitted that Salah’s fine form has been a source of inspiration for him.

Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: There is more in me. I know I have to keep pushing on.

“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.

“I have nine games left in the league and we have the Champions League and I want to give the best of myself in those games and do as much as I can to help this team finish as high as we can.”

Both players will be hoping to feature for Liverpool FC when the Reds return to Champions League action on Tuesday night with a crunch clash against FC Porto at Anfield.

The Reds have already all but booked their place in the quarter-finals thanks to their dominant 5-0 win over the Portuguese side last month.

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