MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Tom Liberatore of the Bulldogs high fives fans after winning the round 14 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on June 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs midfielder Tom Liberatore has re-signed with the club on a one-year deal.

The 26-year old ruptured his ACL during round one of the 2018 AFL season and entered the off-season as an unrestricted free agent.

There was speculation he would join another club or not be offered a new contract by the Bulldogs, but has officially recommitted to Whitten Oval for the 2019 season.

“Tom is an extremely talented player and such an important member of our side,” Bulldogs general manager of list and recruiting Sam Power told the club website.

“To Tom’s credit, he has attacked his recovery really well. He returned to the Club earlier than he needed and has shown an admirable level of commitment.

“He is well into his training program and we’re confident that, with a full pre-season, he will return to his best next year.”