There were raised eyebrows in some quarters when Oxlade-Chamberlain made the £35 million switch to Anfield from Arsenal last summer, having been an inconsistent figure at the Emirates.
The 24-year-old has blossomed into one of the most popular players at Liverpool, however, and his performance against Bournemouth on Saturday was one of his best yet for the club.
He scored that day as the Reds cruised to a 4-1 win, and it felt like a turning point in the England international’s career.
Speaking to BT Sport after Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Cherries, Oxlade-Chamberlain discussed his below-par start and the improvements he has made:
“It definitely wasn’t an easy start.
“When you move to any new club you want to hit the ground running, you want to be scoring goals as quick as possible and prove yourself.
“That didn’t happen for a few months, and while it wasn’t difficult to settle into the club, it was the performances on the pitch (that I was struggling with), and I wasn’t getting as much game time as I wanted.
“That was to make me learn how the manager wants me to play, and there were definitely areas of my game that I needed to adapt to. Over time…