Oxlade-Chamberlain aiming to provide goalscorer threat for Liverpool this season

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Liverpool ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to turn goalscoring into a habit this season.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been deployed as a false nine in preseason due to the absence of Roberto Firmino.

After scoring in the 4-3 loss to Hertha Berlin on Thursday, Oxlade-Chamberlain hopes he can continue to grow into the position.

"I feel good, I feel sharp," he told the club's website. "Obviously the difference between training and the games is the length of time and the periods we play for, and the heat – you need to get used to that.

"That's something I need to keep building on, feeling like when I get the ball after 30 or 40 minutes into the game I can still get the ball and do my sort of explosive runs. That's all to come still a bit more.

"But I feel good. Obviously it's a new little role up there, which I quite enjoy; it's similar in ways to how the more advanced midfielder plays in the team.

"A little bit different defensively, which I'm trying to get used to as well because I think Bobby does it better than anyone in world football. It's not easy to follow him doing that.

"In possession it's nice, I can pick up nice positions and get on the ball, so I'm enjoying it. If I do play more often in that position, I think my main thing is to contribute with goals because I feel like we create a lot in and around that area and even when I play in midfield in that position – a bit more advanced – I feel like I can score goals.

"That's something I definitely want to be able to bring to the team if I play there. So on that front it's good. Like I said, I'm still building up and so are we all. We need to keep improving because we've definitely got more work to do and more to come."

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