• July 25, 2024

Liverpool faces straightforward transfer decision after Jurgen Klopp setback.

Liverpool will have a simple decision to make when it comes to trimming their squad in the summer as they prepare for life without Jurgen Klopp. The German manager will leave Anfield at the end of the season, meaning a new face will be in the dugout later this year. Xabi Alonso and Roberto De Zerbi are among the early favourites to replace Klopp at Liverpool.

The new manager will need to address the task of rebuilding the squad, with the Reds still recovering from several high-profile exits last year. One of the first challenges for the new manager will be to trim the deadwood from the squad, likely resulting in the departure of Thiago Alcantara, who has struggled with injuries during his time at the club. Since joining Liverpool in 2020, Thiago has made only 98 appearances in all competitions, averaging just over 24 games per season.

His recent injury setback may further impact his future with the club. Thiago’s frequent injuries and approaching 33rd birthday make it unlikely that Liverpool will offer him a new long-term contract. The club’s success in his absence and their reluctance to commit to aging players suggest that he may leave on a free transfer in the summer, a decision that would likely be straightforward for Klopp’s successor.

The new manager will have the opportunity to invest the money elsewhere, rather than continuing to support a player who is often unavailable due to injuries. Klopp is expected to provide more details on Thiago’s situation in an upcoming press conference, potentially shedding light on the midfielder’s future at the club.

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