Liverpool star, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has admitted that the club are still struggling to adapt to life without their former Senegalese forward Sadio Mane.
He said this following the Reds’ shock defeat at Brentford in the Premier League on Monday night.
The England international also regretted that his goal amounted to nothing in the 3-1 defeat.
Liverpool fell in the hands of Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium with goals from Ibrahima Konate (own goal), Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo.
Oxlade-Chamberlain scored what ended up as a consolation effort for the visitors just minutes into the second-half.
Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that Liverpool are missing the influence of Mane who left for Bayern Munich last summer.
After playing at left-wing against Brentford, he told LFCTV: “I’ve watched Sadio and Mo [Salah] play that position for years and one thing that they have both done outstandingly well is provide goals for the team.
“It’s a bit different when Darwin [Nunez] is playing through the middle…When Bobby [Roberto Firmino] plays that role he usually drops a bit deeper and fills that half-space.
“That’s the thing the last few games I’ve been missing, that real goal threat, so it was nice to sort of get that chance and take it tonight – it’s just a shame it doesn’t mean anything.”



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