Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain eager for Champions League final chance
Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is keen to make an impact in the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur.
The versatile midfielder has been out of first team action since suffering a severe knee ligament injury in the semi-final of last season’s competition against Roma.
Ox was in and around the Liverpool squad towards the end of the Premier League season, and he admits it would be “amazing” to get a chance in the final after missing out last year.
Oxlade-Chamberlain told Liverpool’s official website: “I wasn't able to get loads of minutes but I was happy to just come back really.
“Dreams are made of maybe having some part to play in Madrid, but it's not about me - it's about making sure whoever is on the pitch does the job for the club and for the team.
“If I can be involved, that would be amazing, but just to be around it and be fit and healthy again is good for me as well at the minute.
“At times it's been a little bit frustrating as well because you feel you are back and to then keep up with these boys after the long season they've had and the intensity they train at, coming back from a year (out) it's not so easy and you pick up little things along the way.
“It's been another little journey for me the last part, but it's been really exciting to be in and around the team and in contention to maybe have some part in the final, but just to be involved is amazing for me.
“After 'crutching' my way around the pitch last year, it's nice to be in this situation,” he added.
Words: Jake Evans