Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Pens New Long-term Contract With Liverpool Until 2023

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Pens New Long-term Contract With Liverpool Until 2023

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed a new long-term contract that would see him remain with the European champions until 2023.

The England international, who joined Liverpool from Arsenal in 2017 for £35million has extended his contract with the Reds by a year.

Since Joining Jurgen Klopp's side two years ago, the winger has notched five goals in 47 games for the club, although he suffered a horrible knee injury in April 2018 and only returned to first-team football at the end of last season.

Speaking after signing an improved contract, the 26-year-old told "I'm really, really excited - it's been in the pipeline for a little while, so it's nice to finally get it done and just extend my time here, which I am really looking forward to.

"I feel like I missed out on a year, which I obviously did, so it's really exciting for me to be able to sign. It's something that I feel is an opportunity to give that year back and make up for lost time – and hopefully put in some good performances to make amends for not being around last year.

"You've got to count your blessings every time you get an opportunity like this, you don't get the chance to play for Liverpool Football Club every day. I am really excited to be able to extend my time here.

"I can promise the supporters that I'll give them absolutely everything moving forward,' he added.

"There might be times where I have bad games and good games and moments where it's not so good, but I'll always work through those moments and give my everything to correct them and keep pushing this team forward.

"I hope that I can do some special things like I did before I got injured and, most of all, be a part of this group of players that go on to hopefully win more things.

"I'm really excited to see what the future holds for us all and I look forward to seeing them every game moving forward."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he is "absolutely delighted" that the pacy forward agreed to remain at the club for more than his initial contract.

“When I heard Ox had signed his new contract with us, I am sure my emotions were the same as every Liverpool fan hearing the news tonight – absolutely delighted.

“This is because an absolutely outstanding player and person has shown his belief and commitment to our project here and it’s a deal I think makes sense on both sides.

“I think Ox has said himself it feels to him like he has been here a lot longer than he actually has and that is something I would agree with. I think that’s down to his personality around the place here at Melwood.

"I have said in the past, one of the best things about him is what an outstanding human being he is, one of the nicest guys you will meet. Of course, he is also an outstandingly talented footballer, too.

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