Thiago Alcantara’s future at Liverpool seems to have found its conclusion

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When Jurgen Klopp leaves Liverpool, a top player will “definitely leave” the team, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp, who has led Liverpool for nine years, is expected to leave aside this summer, leaving the club unclear.

All season long, there have been rumours that Mohamed Salah is interested in joining the Saudi Pro League. As a result, Saudi teams are anticipated to step up their efforts to get the Egyptian attacker in the summer transfer window.

Last season, Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, and Alexis Mac Allister were all brought to Anfield as part of Liverpool’s midfield makeover.

Their decision to join the club was mostly influenced by Klopp, so they may not be overly happy that he is departing. Nevertheless, each has a contract and is unlikely to leave Merseyside after just one season.

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Thiago Alcantara, on the other hand, appears certain to follow Klopp out the door. The 32-year-old came to Anfield from Bayern Munich in 2020, but injuries have marred his stay here.

Thiago had just one game this season—a five-minute cameo during Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal last month—because he injured his muscle right away.

Journalist Neil Jones anticipates the Spaniard leaving the team because his contract is slated to expire at the end of the current campaign.

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“Liverpool are not short on midfielders, and with the exception of Endo and Thiago Alcantara, who is almost certainly leaving in the summer, they are all younger than those two,” Jones told CaughtOffside.

Jones, nevertheless, does not believe Liverpool would replace Thiago with a highly sought-after player.

“The potential of Curtis Jones, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Harvey Elliott and Gravenberch is obvious, and with the likes of Stefan Bajcetic and Bobby Clark also emerging, it is hard to see the need for a 29- year-old [Joshua] Kimmich or a 27-year-old [Nicolo] Barella.

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“I personally feel Liverpool’s squad planning this summer will be about fine tuning, rather than overhauling.

“They were happy with the midfield business they did last summer, so expect attention to switch to other areas – central defence, full-back and the forward line – now.”

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