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Oxlade-Chamberlain knows he faces a fight for starting place at Liverpool

Oxlade-Chamberlain realises he faces a fight for first team football at Anfield Photo: PA

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain accepts he faces a fight for a regular first-team place at Liverpool but insists he is ready to seize his chance.

The £35million deadline-day signing from Arsenal scored his first goal for his new club in the 7-0 Champions League rout of Maribor - the Reds' biggest away win in European football.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been restricted to just one start, a disappointing individual and team display in the Carabao Cup exit at Leicester, since his move north having been a regular for Arsene Wenger's side this season.

But there has been a notable upturn in his performances in the last couple of matches coming off the bench, against Manchester United at the weekend and then in Maribor where he was handed his first goal on a plate by Daniel Sturridge late on in the demolition of the Slovenian champions.

Jurgen Klopp has also spoken of the progress the 24-year-old has made recently, having spent the last six weeks adjusting to his new surroundings and the demands his manager is putting on him.

Chamberlain scored his first goal for his new club in the 7-0 Champions League rout of Maribor Credit: PA

"It's a competitive team that I've come into," Oxlade-Chamberlain told BT Sport. "Everyone's fighting for their place and I'm just ready for when I get the opportunity.

"I need to keep developing and learning a new style of play here and get used to that and then whenever I get my opportunities try to do as well as I can."

Liverpool's win in Maribor finally kick-started their Champions League campaign after two disappointing draws at home to Sevilla and away to Spartak Moscow and now lead Group E on goal difference from the Russians.

It also ended a run of one win in their last eight matches and provided a much-needed confidence boost heading into Sunday's encounter with Tottenham at Wembley.