Liverpool star ‘fears’ for future with Carvalho deal ‘wrapped up’ and no contract talks

Joe Williams
Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain controls the ball

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is worried about his future at Liverpool with no contact from the club over a new contract, according to reports.

The midfielder hasn’t been selected by Jurgen Klopp since he started in a 1-0 victory against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup quarter-finals earlier this year.

Liverpool boss Klopp has preferred to use Naby Keita and Curtis Jones in recent weeks as the Reds chase an unprecedented Quadruple.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain has had an injury-hit season but he has been fit to play since that match against Forest and the Daily Mail claims he now ‘fears for his Liverpool future’ after being pushed down the pecking order.

There have been rumours that Fulham attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho will join in the summer with Liverpool failing to land him on deadline day in the January transfer window.

That move is expected to push Oxlade-Chamberlain even further down Klopp’s selection list with the Daily Mail describing the move for Carvalho as ‘wrapped up’ with the transfer set to ‘be announced soon’.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has started 17 matches in all competitions this season and was always likely to be in and out the team this season as Klopp rotates his squad.

The England international is worried after ‘not hearing from the club about a new contract’ and the Daily Mail add that ‘if Liverpool allow him to leave this summer, there is likely to be interest from clubs in the Premier League and Europe.’

The report continues: ‘He is still contracted to be at Anfield next season so remains in their plans as the club adopt a “wait and see” approach.’

Speaking to Football Insider a couple of weeks ago, former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell insisted that he thinks Oxlade-Chamberlain will leave Liverpool this summer, he said: “I cannot see him staying.

“He won’t be in that World Cup squad because he isn’t playing enough football.

“This is the risk you take when you go and join a contender. If you have injuries or are not consistent you will get left behind. Someone will take your place. You will find yourself not involved. You will find yourself on the bench and scrapping for game time.

“I think the time has come for him to play elsewhere. If he waits until the end of his contract, fair enough. The writing is on the wall though.

“There doesn’t look to be a future for him at Liverpool. He isn’t playing enough football. We will see. He can be very good on his day. But the key is, can he sustain form for a long period?”