Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain expressed his delight after Liverpool secured a 4-1 victory over Genk in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Reds started the game really well and they took the lead in the second minute through Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The midfielder found the target again in the 57th minute with a brilliant strike before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah made it 4-0 with three minutes to go.
Substitute Stephen Odey registered a consolation goal for the Belgian club - as Liverpool secured a vital win at the Cristal Arena.
“I don't know about the Champions League missing me but I've definitely missed it! It was nice to be back out there. It's a special tournament to play in,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told BT Sport.
“It was great to see the boys do so well last year, being on the bench at the end and watching the boys bring it home.
"It's nice to be back in the starting line-up and to get a couple of goals is a bonus. But we've got to be better if we want to go further in the tournament."
He added: "We've gained confidence from the whole season, not just this game and the last 20 minutes against Manchester United. We saw that we have a lot to improve on and it was the same again tonight, but we're getting results, which is good.
"The manager will tell us we have a lot of points to improve because we've got to get them right if we're to get another good result at the weekend."
Liverpool captain James Milner also reflected on the triumph: "We started well and got a bit sloppy. The second half was a lot better but it was disappointing to concede at the end. But it was a solid performance at difficult place to come."
On Oxlade-Chamberlain's return from injury, the Liverpool vice-captain said: "Everyone's delighted for him. It's the things that people don't see behind the scenes, the hard work around the training ground.
"He's got a great strike and he's good in those pockets. It's great to have him back and he's another option in that midfield, where there's already great competition for places."