Liverpool midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has come out to say that he intends to use his time at the club to inspire the next generation of potential stars.
He recently revealed that he wants to make history with the Reds while inspiring the youngsters to want to work harder the same way Steven Gerrard inspired him.
According to him, Liverpool has done really well in the last three years but the club must keep building on that success by remaining focused on and off the pitch.
He added that the players did not need to be motivated to beat Chelsea because they are professionals who had a job to do.
His words, “You can’t take moments and nights like this for granted,”
“You can’t take playing for an amazing football club like this with fans that care so much, you can’t take that for granted.
“So, as a player you need to seize those sorts of moments. We are here for a short time. We have our little spells, hopefully making history at this football club, we’ve got to do our bit to inspire the next generation like Steven Gerrard inspired me.
“At the minute we are going that way to doing that, but we need to go on now and have a strong streak for a few years and once said and done, that will be our story told and this football club will go on and hopefully people can follow us too, but we’ve got more work to do here and it’s an amazing start to a journey.
“We’ve done really well in the last three years since I’ve been here and we need to just keep building on it, but it’s a good time to be a Liverpool player and to be involved in this amazing football club so I’m really looking forward to what comes next, but we need to stay hungry and stay focused.”
On beating Chelsea, “I don’t think it was hard [to find motivation at all,”
“It’s a football match against Chelsea, a top team, and when you go out there as a professional you want to beat them.
“We knew what we needed to do, we knew what was coming afterwards but the job in hand was to make sure we got three points today, did our job first and we could worry about this after. I’m glad that we did it.”