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Liverpool's Oxlade-Chamberlain - 'We're here to compete for the title.'

Oxlade-Chamberlain was pleased Liverpool bounced back to winning ways and kept a clean sheet on Saturday.

Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates with his Liverpool teammates after win over Arsenal [GETTY]
Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates with his Liverpool teammates after win over Arsenal [GETTY]

Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said they are here for one reason and that is to compete for the Premier League title after they trashed Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds ran riot over the north London club as goals from Sadie Mane, Diogo Jota, Mohammed Salah, and Takumi Minamino handed the home side all three points.

Speaking to BBC Match of the Day, the 28-year-old, who has endured a rollercoaster career on Merseyside since arriving in a £35million deal said: "We always try and focus on ourselves and we're here for one reason and it's to compete for the title. We had a disappointing result last week and that's at the back of your mind against big teams.

"We knew the job we had in hand it was important for us to bounce back from the performance and the result against West Ham. We're most happy with the performance that brought the three points.

"If you can keep clean sheets you have a chance of winning the game - we have defended throughout the team as well as we needed to. We defend in a certain way and that's winning the ball back high and when we don't do that it has a knock-on effect further back which we've suffered with a bit in recent games.

"We defended better from the front today, that gives us the basis and the defenders don't have as much to do. It's our job, further up the pitch to defend better as a team. A clean sheet is massive and we have talent in the team to score goals which they did well today.

"I was happy with certain aspects of my game - defending and helping the team and winning the ball back, sometimes that's the least you can do. I should've scored to be honest, it was a mishit - there were areas I could've been better and would've liked to be better."

On Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta argument, the England international asserted: "It was hard to not notice that - our job to keep focussed on what's happening on the pitch. The crowd picked up and benefited from that energy, maybe that was the turning point in terms of energy and atmosphere.

"It's our job to create the atmosphere with how we're playing and we did that today and the crowd were excellent. I've been the away side at Anfield and it makes things tougher, on this side, it helps you. We stayed focussed and got on with the job in hand it was a good performance and we saw the game out well."

The result means the Reds have now scored in their last 22 Premier League games, netting 56 times in that run. QUALITY!

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