Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to sign an extended contract with Liverpool after putting his injury nightmare to an end on Friday, according to the Daily Mirror.
Chamberlain signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2017, for a fee BBC reported at the time was £35m but missed the entirety of this season with a knee injury before coming on as a sub against Huddersfield last week.
And Jurgen Klopp apparently wants to reward the England international midfielder – who could well be a dark horse for this summer’s Nations League squad – with an extra year on his deal.
Chamberlain came close to scoring on his return and can now through his weight behind the Reds’ push for a double. Klopp said: “He’s an outstanding guy. We’re all so happy for him.”
It’s a nice touch from Liverpool to offer Chamberlain a new deal, but they know there is plenty more to come from the midfielder who had the best season of his career in 2017/18.
He has returned to a squad that is now capable of competing for silverware on all fronts and can be a crucial part of that with his driving runs from midfield and can also cover out wide as well.
But the most important thing for Klopp now is that Chamberlain stays fit and is managed carefully.