Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed a new contract with Liverpool which will keep him at Anfield until 2023.
The former Arsenal man returned to action in April after missing an entire year after suffering knee ligament injury damage sustained playing against Roma in the Champions League semi-finals in 2018.
He has been slowly making his way back to full fitness, and made his first Premier League start of the season on Saturday in the 2 – 1 win at Southampton, lasti8ng almost the entire 90 minutes before he was substituted. The midfielder was also in the starting line-up for the EUFA Super Cup final against Chelsea, but was withdrawn at half-time in that match in favour of Gini Wijnaldum.
Now Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hoping to play his way back into Gareth Southgate’s England squad. Before his injury he had amassed 32 international caps, and would almost certainly have gone to the World Cup in Russia.
The 25 year old, whose previous deal was due to expire in 2022 said “it’s really exciting for me to be able to sign. Hopefully I can put in some good performances to make amends for not being around last year.”
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