Liverpool could be about to make smart decision on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrate their sides first goal scored by Mohamed Salah during the Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and...

Liverpool are reportedly set to extend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's contract.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrate their sides first goal scored by Mohamed Salah during the Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and...

Liverpool are set to offer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a new contract, according to The Evening Standard.

The former Arsenal star has only had 20 minutes of senior football since April of 2018 but The Evening Standard claims that Liverpool are set to extend his contract by 12 months, tying him to the club until 2023.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was sidelined for virtually the entire 2018-19 campaign after suffering a knee injury in a Champions League semi-final against Roma some 14 months ago.

And if it's true that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to extend his contract, it's a brilliant decision.

 

Prior to his injury, Oxlade-Chamberlain, who cost £40 million nearly two years ago [The Guardian], was looking like a potential superstar for the Anfield club.

He didn't have a brilliant first six months on Merseyside, but he was exceptional during the second half of his debut season and the 12-month extension will make him feel like a full year of his Liverpool career wasn't wasted.

It's important that Oxlade-Chamberlain's body is right going into the 2019-20 season, but equally important is the mental aspect.

This new contract would remind him that he still has a big part to play in Klopp's Liverpool revolution and hopefully that gives him the peace of mind to pick up where he left off.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Liverpool and Manchester City at...

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