Former Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain claims he is fitter than ever before at Liverpool.
The 24 year-old who swapped the Emirates for Anfield in a £40 million pound deal this summer is starting to find his feet at his new club.
‘The Ox’ is becoming a regular in Jurgen Klopps’ XI having been a starter in Liverpool’s previous two matches.
And the former Southampton winger believes he’s benefitted hugely under the German’s guidance.
‘I’ve definitely got the idea and I know in my head what he demands. You say ‘fully up to speed’ – it’s maybe one of those things that can take longer than that,’ Oxlade-Chamberlain told Liverpool.com.
‘I think the more I play and the more consistently I play I’ll be physically fully up to speed with the demands, but I definitely feel that I’m in a really good place physically and I think I’ve made strides in that respect, with how intense the training is here and how demanding this manager is.’
He added: ‘The more I play, obviously physically you adapt and get fitter and stronger, so I’ve definitely got an understanding of what’s needed now and how he wants the boys to play and specifically me in my position.’
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s new side currently sit 5th in the Premier League, two points adrift of Arsenal in 4th. With Manchester City striding away at the top, both sides look set to battle it out with the chasing pack for a place in the top four.