Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks back on his last season at the ill-fated Liverpool

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks back on his last season at the ill-fated Liverpool Team

He showed his talent at Southampton from a young age and stepped up to Arsenal. Although he developed into a winger who was even played for England, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted to be used in midfield and decided to move to Liverpool in 2017.

He showed chemistry with the front three in his first season with the club, scoring a goal against Manchester City, but a serious injury killed his momentum.

He continued to drop down the pecking order in the team as repeated injuries forced him to vacate his position in midfield and become a wing man during periods of increased injuries and cup competitions.

In his final year at Anfield, he played in 13 games, but often made an appearance in the middle of the field, and his playing time did not increase much.

The former England midfielder, who left the club at the end of last season without being offered a contract extension amidst a growing group of young players, expressed a sense of indigestion as he looked back on his final season.

“Some of the younger players were getting an opportunity to be involved, getting them ready for years to come, which I understand,”

“I just guess at that point as a player you want that communicated to you because you start going out of your mind thinking, ‘What more can I do here?’”

“And it was never really written off that you’re not getting offered a new contract.”

“And then in January I was sort of getting a bit of momentum, scored at Brentford, then we had a bad result at Brighton — lost 3-0, got battered — and that was it for me.”

“And that was all I got,”

“I was out of the squad for the majority of the rest of the season, training with the team, then on matchdays training on my own.”

“I carried on, kept my head down and did everything to make sure I was ready, but ultimately the manager was going in a different direction that was sort of out of my control.”

the Athletic

After leaving Liverpool, the former Arsenal midfielder joined Beşiktaş in Turkey, where he has started 10 games and is starting more often.

At 30 years old, will he shine again in a new league and with a new club?