Liverpool are close to agreeing a new contract with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlian, according to claims from Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
Twitter: Liverpool close to agreeing new 12-month contract extension with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Will keep him at Anfield… https://t.co/MkREl3oRlH (@SkyKaveh)
The England international was not able to play a part on the pitch for the Reds last season after a serious knee injury he sustained in April 2018 against AS Roma in the Champions League.
However, having returned to fitness towards the back-end of Liverpool’s historic recent campaign, it seems he has proven his worth to Jurgen Klopp, and a new deal is on the table.
The Reds are stocked with a plethora of midfield options following last summer’s acquisitions of Naby Keita and Fabinho.
Nevertheless, Oxlade-Chamberlain will be keen to revive his pre-injury form to force his way into Klopp’s starting line-up once again as Liverpool push to pip Manchester City to the Premier League title next season.
Four other players who deserve new Liverpool contracts
Matip has just one year remaining on his deal. If nothing else, he is a more than competent backup central defensive option.
Milner is another whose contract expires next summer. The multi-functional midfielder remains important to Klopp’s plans.
Origi is undoubtedly a cult hero at Anfield following his displays last season. He is another who has one year left on his deal.
Wijnaldum’s contract runs out in 2021. Liverpool absolutely must prioritise tying him down to a new and improved deal at the club.