Liverpool attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to give his all for a starting berth ahead of the new season.
The Englishman, who can also operate at wing back and in an attacking position, is fully fit and active with the Reds during their preseason training camp in Austria.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who did get a run in the side towards the end of last season, wants to impress manager Jurgen Klopp as he decides on his ideal first team for the 2021-2022 season.
The Ox told the club website ahead of the new season: “Of course, I think that’s the same for everyone that’s here from the start. I’ve had a lot of pre-seasons in the past where I’ve been one of the later ones to return and you are kind of playing a bit of catch-up and trying to get back in as quick as you can.
“So we definitely have a nice long period, I’d say, to build back up and get fit. The longer the pre-season, technically by the time the season comes around the fitter you’ll be, so it’s an opportunity for me – just like the rest of the lads that are here – to of course work hard, impress and just put ourselves in the best place individually and as a team to be ready for when the first day of the season comes.”