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Liverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain has Arsenal dig: On off-day, there'd be no way back

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a pop at his former Arsenal teammates.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has highlighted the mental strength of this Reds team as they sit eight points clear at the top of the table.

“There's times in my career where I definitely haven't gone into all games 100 per cent confident the team's going to win," he explained.

“With this team, I have that sort of belief in us. But it's more. The togetherness of the team when things aren't going well we still have a clear picture of the ideas, the way that we're going to win the game.

“I've been in fantastic teams when everything's going great, we're unbelievable and when we have an off-day we have an off-day.

“The good thing at the minute with this group when we're having off-days we're still coming away with good results…we're sticking to our basics and principles well.

“It's our job to make sure that keeps happening, and with this sort of pressure and the quality around you, there might be a time where results don't go so well and people maybe close the gap a little bit.

“We've got to be also ready for those moments mentally as a team to just keep going."

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