Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his return from injury after a knee surgery sidelined him for over a year and Liverpool will hand him a new contract, according to the Mirror.

The 25-year-old suffered severe damage to his medial and anterior cruciate ligaments and made a return from injury against Huddersfield 367 days after his injury.

The Mirror claims that the Liverpool midfielder will sign a new deal soon as the Reds look to give him the time that he missed while he was out injured.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

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This is fantastic news as Chamberlain was the best midfielder at the club last season before he got injured.

While there is now increased competition for starting places since Fabinho and Naby Keita joined the club, the former Arsenal midfielder looked sharp when he came on at Anfield on Friday.

His return from fitness means that Jurgen Klopp doesn’t need to spend as much money on reinforcements as it seemed he did before Chamerblain recovered.

Jurgen Klopp.

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Chamberlain and Joe Gomez have missed a lot of football this season and will be desperate to make up for lost time.

 

The duo would have been extremely frustrated watching their teammates be so successful on the pitch without them.

Both players are massively talented and add a lot to the current Liverpool side and should have important roles to play next season.

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That said, they could both still play a part in helping the Reds win silverware this season as Liverpool are in the semifinal of the Champions League and one point behind Manchester City in the Premier League.

Neither are likely to start but could feature from the bench as energy will be key for Liverpool if they are to press and suffocate Barcelona into submission.

It would be poetic if either of them could score or assist a decisive goal in the upcoming games.

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