Thiago Alcantara and one more Liverpool player to leave the club soon

A club mainstay and fan favorite is set to depart Merseyside this summer, according to Liverpool.

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Thiago Alcantara

After nine years in charge of the Reds, Sunday’s Premier League matchup against Wolverhampton Wanderers will be Jurgen Klopp’s last one.

In addition, the team has declared that Joel Matip will play in his final game for the team, saying goodbye to Anfield after eight years.

Matip was one of Klopp’s first acquisitions; he left Schalke at the end of the 2015–16 campaign on a free transfer to join Liverpool.

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He continued to play, making 201 games, 11 goals, and seven winner’s medals, which included the Premier League and Champions League titles.

In other news, the team declared that Thiago Alcantara will be leaving Anfield following four seasons marred by injuries, during which he made 98 appearances and netted six goals. During his tenure at Anfield, Thiago won the FA Cup and the Community Shield.

Klopp’s words for Joe Matip

“In all the years that I have been involved in football, I am not sure I have come across too many players who are more loved than Joel Matip. I’m not even sure it would be possible to say anything bad about him,” Klopp told the club’s website.

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“A wonderful professional, a wonderful footballer and a wonderful human being – we have been blessed to have him with us for as long as we have and now all we can do is wish him well as he heads off in a new direction.

“Joel’s qualities as a player are there for all to see and as a club we have benefited from them since the first moment that he joined. I don’t think he has had too many headlines over the years but he has only ever been a very famous figure within our group.

“I have said before that if there was one person who wouldn’t care if he was underrated it would be Joel, but the truth is we could not have rated him more highly. Not only has he set the standards for himself, he has set them for others and this is one of the main reasons why his time here has been so successful.”

The German added: “If I had to choose one moment from his time here it would definitely be his assist for Divock Origi at the Champions League final in Madrid.

“This was the touch that detonated an explosion in the LFC family. What a moment. What a player.

“We wish Joel and his family the very best for the future.”

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