Liverpool are set to hand Alex Oxlade Chamberlain a new deal – just days after he returned to first-team action following a year on the side lines following a long injury lay off.
The former Arsenal man returned to the Liverpool side as a second half substitute against Huddersfield Town on Friday night, his first appearance since picking up a serious knee injury in last year’s Champions League semi-final against Roma.
And now he is set, according to The Daily Mirror to sign a 12 month extension to his existing deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023.
The new contract is a major show of faith in a player who was showing his best form in a Liverpool shirt when the injury occurred, and was beginning to fully justify the £35 million that they paid Arsenal for him in the summer of 2017.
Now he will be hoping to force his way back into Gareth Southgate’s plans as well.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.