Liverpool are set to extend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contract another year after the player returned to duty on Friday following a long term injury. This is according to several news sources including the The Times. The England international who joined the Reds in the summer of 2017 currently has a contract set to expire in 2022. This new extension will see him stay with the team until 2023.
This move shows confidence in the player and is a reward for the hard work he put in rehabilitating his knee following surgery last year.
Before his hiatus, Oxlade-Chamberlain had put in an extremely impressive first season with the Reds. Some doubted his shock transfer from Arsenal for £35 million, but it didn’t take long for him to work himself into Klopp’s midfield.
His return to the team is an exciting development, because many didn’t believe we’d get to see him again this season. The fact that he will be ready just in time for the final push for glory before the summer break is a huge boost to the squad — both in terms of quality and morale.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to be included in the matchday squad for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final against Barcelona at Camp Nou.