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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The summer of 2023 promises to be the most important off-season period in Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool tenure. As the Reds boss attempts to restructure his squad in the hope of building a second great Liverpool dynasty, major surgery will be required in the Anfield engine room. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and James Milner are the three most high-profile members of Klopp's squad who find themselves out of contract at the end of the season, with the two former England internationals the most probable to depart Anfield on July 1. READ MORE: What Salah and Nunez have done together in just 10 games is almost unbelievable READ MORE: Inside story of FSG sale plan as Anfield insiders left stunned when Liverpool truth emerged Although Keita is yet to pen new terms on Merseyside, Liverpool are relaxed about his contract situation in spite of the fact he can begin negotiating terms with overseas sides from January 1, 2023. However, for Oxlade-Chamberlain the writing appears to be on the wall as he prepares to enter the final six months of his Anfield deal, having made the move from Arsenal in 2017. His career on Merseyside is a cruel tale of untimely setbacks that have impeded the midfielder's career, culminating in a hamstring injury during the Reds' pre-season tour of Asia which would keep him sidelined for over three months and seemingly dash any final hopes of securing a lucrative extension. Arriving from Arsenal just days after being on the wrong end of a 4-0 hiding in August 2017, Oxlade-Chamberlain - who had failed to nail down a continuous midfield role at the Emirates - had plenty of cynics waiting for confirmation of his forthcoming move to Anfield. Upon the then-24-year-old completing his medical at England's St George's Park, Klopp described the Reds' latest acquisition as a "positive player" who is "willing to take risks" in the middle of the park. That, in essence, had been a calibre of midfield player Liverpool had lacked in the early years of Klopp's tenure, with Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho the only members of the department equipped with a skill-set to make a sizeable impact in the final third. Despite making his first Liverpool start as the Reds bowed out of the League Cup with defeat at Leicester City, the second half of Oxlade-Chamberlain's maiden campaign at Anfield silenced the naysayers who had previously written him off, as he competently filled the void of the Reds' Brazilian magician, who had sealed a dream move to Barcelona in the early weeks of 2018. Read More Related Articles 'You learn a lot more if you listen' - Every word of heated argument as Graeme Souness takes on Roy Keane live on ITV Read More Related Articles Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp denied his 'preferred solution' after Pep Guardiola contract decision That was, of course, before his season came crashing down in April 2018 as he suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first leg with Roma. And although Klopp's side would ensure a healthy 5-2 advantage ahead of their upcoming trip to the Stadio Olimpico, Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury would severely dampen the mood inside the bowls of Anfield. "I told him already we will wait for him like a good wife when a man is in prison," declared Klopp. "It's just a shame.
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. That's how life is sometimes. If you get a lemon, make lemonade from it. "That's what we have to do, what Alex is doing. He's a positive person. He will be back." However, despite the Reds sticking by the German's word and handing Oxlade-Chamberlain a new contract as he returned to full fitness in August 2019. The reality has been a far different one for the midfielder in the years since. Plagued by injuries and unable to enjoy a sustained spell in the side - even after returning to the peak of his powers in early 2020 - he only managed six consecutive Premier League starts as the Reds romped to a first league title triumph in 30 years. And it was perhaps telling that the new deal extended Oxlade-Chamberlain's stay at Anfield for just a further year. It now looks hugely unlikely that he stays at Anfield longer than next summer and should he wander out of the doors of the AXA Training Centre in July, it will symbolise a brutal yet justified decision from Anfield officials, who have learned from Oxlade-Chamberlain's processors, Arsenal, who have only now seemingly recovered from handing out such lavish long-stand, and perhaps undeserved, contracts at the Emirates. Viewers of the recent All or Nothing fly-on-the-wall documentary will be aware of the lengths sporting director Edu went to in order to terminate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's contract in North London. The Gabon forward is not alone in that situation either, with it taking Mikel Arteta a string of windows for the North London outfit to shift what was deemed to be 'dead wood'. While Liverpool have never stood in the way of allowing players surplus to requirements to leave Anfield - see the cases of Neco Williams, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi in recent years - the fact that Liverpool's once third-highest purchase will walk out of the door on a free in just over six months' time speaks volumes about their progression since 2018. READ NEXT Every word of heated argument as Graeme Souness takes on Roy Keane live on ITV Liverpool sale latest as FSG appoint 'brightest financial mind' to find buyer Jurgen Klopp promise about Liverpool midfield is about to become reality Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu stunned after discovering truth about Liverpool star Thiago
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