January 30, 2020 / 3:46 AM / 22 days ago

Liverpool focused on title, not records: Oxlade-Chamberlain

Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United v Liverpool - London Stadium, London, Britain - January 29, 2020 Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring their second goal Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

(Reuters) - Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said Liverpool are focused only on winning their first Premier League title in 30 years after they stretched their unbeaten league run to 40 games with a 2-0 win at West Ham United on Wednesday.

Oxlade-Chamberlain netted his second league goal of the campaign after striker Mohamed Salah’s first-half penalty as the runaway leaders sealed a 23rd win from 24 games.

"That's obviously nice but teams never get to those sorts of positions and have those accolades and records by thinking about those things," Oxlade-Chamberlain told Liverpool's website here

“There are a lot of tough games coming up so we’ve just got to keep plodding along and doing what we’re doing to achieve what we want to do in the league. That’s the most important thing – finishing as high up as we can.

“We want to keep that going and if records come off the back of that then that’s a little bonus, but you can’t really think about those things.”

Liverpool, who are 19 points clear, take on ninth-placed Southampton on Saturday.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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