After missing out on the Champions League final win over Tottenham, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to sign a contract extension with Liverpool.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been out for almost a year due to a knee injury. That injury cost the England international all the fun Liverpool had on their way to the top of European football. The former Arsenal man missed the Champions League final and didn’t play a great role in the team’s second place finish in the league.
However, the 25 year old is still considered a valuable part of the team by manager Jurgen Klopp.
And the German tactician has been looking to extend the Englishman’s stay at Anfield. According to Daily Mail, Arsenal have offered Oxlade-Chamberlain an extension to his current deal. The current deal is going to keep the forward at Anfield until 2023.
In spite of that, Oxlade-Chamberlain has reportedly agreed to the new deal and the announcement could be made official soon.
The extension represents a great boost of confidence for a player whose 2018/19 campaign was ruined by a serious knee injury. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been a really valuable addition to the team ever since he arrived from Arsenal.
Klopp isn’t really looking to go overboard with signings this summer. The understanding is that the German tactician wants to keep the core strong. Only players who accurately fit the profile will be bought.
Liverpool are definitely going through a great period in their history and holding on to players who understand the project is of vital importance. The club is already looking to tie down the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to long term deals.
Salah has been linked with a move to Real Madrid but it appears that the Egyptian is in no mood to jump ship. Moreover, with things going his way at Anfield, the former Roma man has no reason to leave.