It was announced last night that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield – and Reds fans understandably reacted with much delight.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 23, 2019
The creative midfielder was exceptional during 2017/18 and there is no reason to doubt that he will reach that level again, even if the road to recovery after his serious injury has been long. He has not got back to 100 per cent just yet, but he will get there.
The club clearly think he can match or exceed those levels once he gets back into his stride, though Jurgen Klopp and fans will need to continue to be patient with the number 15.
When the news of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s new contract broke, this is how some Reds supporters reacted on Twitter.
Can’t think of anyone who deserves this more. Is right The Ox! pic.twitter.com/rjvEsVwfTw
— Stanley House 🇵🇪6️⃣ (@StanleyHouseLFC) August 22, 2019
— ً (@BabyKeith8) August 22, 2019
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) August 22, 2019
Ox is such an important contract to renew. One of the most important figures in the locker room for the atmosphere and has a rare bread of mentality. Henderson said that he was a key factor off the pitch last season. Besides that, his footballing abilities speaks for themselves.
— Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) August 22, 2019
— FantasticFirmino9 (@MPBFirmino9) August 22, 2019
Liverpool banging it out.
Anfield road expansion.
Nike kit deal.
Ox contract extension.
— Legend Eski ( Matt ) (@LegendEskimoBoy) August 22, 2019
And it wasn’t just fans who were happy – his teammates were delighted as well.
Congrats Ox – you deserve a new deal for those moves alone 🕺😂 https://t.co/KdoCFzefO3
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) August 22, 2019
Oxlade-Chamberlain will be hoping to be in the starting XI on Saturday evening as the Reds take on his former club, Arsenal. A goal in a big match like that could be exactly what he needs to push on even more after the brilliant news of his new contract.