Liverpool Player Contracts Expiry Dates as Three Set to Be Made Free Agents in July

Liverpool are facing contract issues with some of its key players. Joel Matip, Adrian, and Thiago Alcantara are all nearing the end of their contracts, with just six months left starting from January.

Last summer, Liverpool underwent significant changes. Jurgen Klopp and Anfield said goodbye to several players whose contracts ended, including James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and Roberto Firmino. This departure marked a shift in the team’s dynamics.

Additionally, unexpected transfers saw Jordan Henderson and Fabinho moving to Saudi Arabia’s Pro League. This reshuffling, especially in the midfield, prompted Liverpool to bring in new faces. They signed Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch to bolster their squad.

As the January transfer window approaches, players in the last months of their contracts can start talks with foreign clubs for potential moves in the summer.

Looking ahead, Liverpool face the potential departure of three players who are said to be made free agents at the beginning of July. Among them, Joel Matip is sidelined for the rest of the season due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Thiago has struggled with injuries, affecting his game time, while Adrian, despite a recent contract extension, has slipped in the goalkeeping hierarchy.

Expiry of Liverpool Player Contracts Expiry

Alisson Becker

Liverpool brought Alisson Becker on board in 2018, aiming to bolster their defensive capabilities. However, it’s doubtful the recruitment team anticipated the profound influence the Brazilian would exert during his tenure at Anfield.

Throughout his time with the club, the 31-year-old goalkeeper has been pivotal to Liverpool’s notable achievements, marking one of their most triumphant eras.

Recently, in 2021, Alisson inked a fresh long-term deal with the club. Indications are that his commitment to Anfield extends through 2027.

Contract expiry date: June 2027

Caoimhín Kelleher

Republic of Ireland international Caoimhin Kelleher has garnered attention regarding his future at Liverpool. Despite solidifying his position as the deputy to Alisson, questions about his long-term role persist.

At 25 years old, Kelleher is entering a crucial phase in his career. Numerous voices in Ireland believe that for optimal growth, Kelleher should consider pursuing starting roles elsewhere rather than remaining at Anfield.

This season, Kelleher had the opportunity to showcase his skills when he stepped in for Alisson. This occurred notably during their match against Manchester City, where Alisson sustained a hamstring injury.

Contract expiry date: June 2026.

Adrián

Adrian extended his contract by one year during the summer, a move that kept him from leaving on a free transfer.
Last season, he played just once, during the Community Shield victory against Manchester City at the King Power Stadium.

However, this year, he hasn’t played for Jurgen Klopp’s team. Despite this, he remains an important figure in the team’s goalkeeping unit.

Contract expiry date: June 2024.

Ibrahima Konaté

Reports from Ibrahima Konate’s homeland, France, indicate that Liverpool is considering prolonging his contract with the club.

Konate, a French player, has consistently proven his defensive capabilities under Klopp’s management. He competes for a spot alongside players like Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, and more recently, Jarell Quansah, primarily to partner with Virgil van Dijk.

Although injuries have limited Konate’s appearances for Liverpool, whenever he has been on the field, the 24-year-old has showcased impressive performances.

Earlier in the summer, Konate attracted attention from clubs in Saudi Arabia. However, a recent update from Le10Sport suggests that discussions about a contract extension for the former RB Leipzig player have commenced.

Contract expiry date: June 2026.

Virgil van Dijk

In a manner reminiscent of Alisson Becker’s unforeseen influence, Liverpool couldn’t predict the profound effect of signing Virgil van Dijk.

During the summer, following Jordan Henderson’s exit, the Dutchman assumed the role of captain. Although Van Dijk has encountered undue criticism due to his efforts to regain his previous form after a severe injury, the 32-year-old consistently demonstrates his prowess, especially in the initial stages of the Premier League season.

Alongside Van Dijk, several Liverpool players, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, are approaching the last 18 months of their existing contracts by January.

Contract expiry date: June 2025.

Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez pledged his allegiance to Liverpool in July 2022, securing a five-year contract.

At 26 years of age, Gomez, much like Van Dijk, underwent a challenging recuperation process after sustaining a leg injury while representing his country. Nevertheless, this season has seen him consistently deliver on the field.

Due to challenges at the left-back position, Gomez’s adaptability has shone through, making him an invaluable player for the team. Moreover, in recent matches, he has demonstrated an increased involvement in attacking roles, aiming to break his longstanding goalless streak.

Contract expiry date: June 2027.

Joel Matip

Before sustaining a significant knee injury, Joel Matip consistently outperformed his younger defensive teammates while anchoring the Liverpool defense.

During Liverpool’s thrilling victory over Fulham in December, Matip had to leave the pitch due to his injury, casting a shadow over the team’s win. This injury necessitated surgery, potentially sidelining him for the remainder of what might be his concluding season at Anfield.

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Recruited from Schalke 04 without a transfer fee, Matip has proven to be a remarkable acquisition under Jurgen Klopp’s management at Liverpool.

As January approaches, Matip will be entering the concluding phase of his contract, raising questions about whether he has played his last game for the club, where he has contributed to 201 matches.

But Klopp hinted that the Reds “will show their class” during a press conference. He said: “I’m pretty sure the club will show their class, just as they should.

“I’m pretty sure they have told Joel already whatever happens, as long as he’s injured everything’s fine, and now we have to make a decision with Joel how it looks after that.

“That’s a normal thing to do but he deserves all the support from us, and he will get it. I would say so [that he deserves a new deal], but it’s not my decision. I cannot sign the papers.”

Contract expiry date: June 2024.

Jarell Quansah

Jarell Quansah has emerged as a notable figure for Liverpool due to his commendable performances.

Jurgen Klopp has referred to the Warrington-born defender as ‘Virgil van Dijk 2.0’, a testament to his growing stature within the team.

His impressive displays for the under-21s and a notable pre-season with the senior squad have placed him alongside players like Matip, Konate, and Gomez. Throughout his breakthrough season, Quansah has featured in six Premier League matches. Liverpool’s faith in him was evident when they extended his contract at the conclusion of the previous season.

Although Quansah agreed to a contract extension with Liverpool in May, the specific length of the new deal remains undisclosed.

Contract expiry date: not disclosed.

Andrew Robertson

In 2021, Andy Robertson inked a fresh five-year contract, ensuring his presence at the club until 2026. He has played a pivotal role under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership, especially with Scotland’s captaincy.

Throughout his tenure, the 29-year-old has consistently anchored the team’s defense. However, he has occasionally been sidelined, notably due to fatigue and, more recently, a shoulder injury.

Contract expiry date: June 2026.

Konstantinos Tsimikas

Kostas Tsimikas signed a long-term extension at Anfield in September, after signing from Greek giants Olympiacos in 2020.

Tsimikas has struggled to usurp Roberton as a starting left-back but injury to the Scot opened up the chance for the 27-year-old to enjoy a run in the squad.

A broken collarbone ended his hopes in the first-team against Arsenal on December 23, ruling him out for an extended period.

Contract expiry: June 2027.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander-Arnold will have 18 months remaining on his Liverpool contract at the turn of the year.

The Reds vice-captain has enjoyed superb development under the guise of Klopp, rising to become Van Dijk’s deputy following the departures of Henderson and Milner in the summer.

Talk of an extension have been quiet surrounding Alexander-Arnold, with some reports claiming that the full-back/inverted midfielder could sign along the dotted line by the end of 2023.

Contract expiry: June 2025.

Conor Bradley

Conor Bradley was one of the latest players to sign a long-term Liverpool contract when his new deal was announced at the beginning of December.

The Northern Ireland international enjoyed a successful loan spell with Bolton Wanderers in League One and was set for a big campaign with Liverpool – until a stress fracture curtailed his development.

He made his return to action against LASK in the Europa League and it was revealed in the days after that he has penned a long-term deal on Merseyside.

Contract expiry: June 2027.

Wataru Endo

Wataru Endo had raised eyebrows when he was brought in from VfB Stuttgart during the summer transfer window. The 30-year-old Japanese international was signed after Liverpool missed out on Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo, with many concerned over the approach to the market.

However, in recent weeks Endo has found his feet in the Liverpool midfield and has been a key cog in the upturn in form.

Unfortunately for Klopp and Liverpool, they are preparing for life without the midfielder at the worst time, as he prepares to jet to the Asia Cup with Japan.

Contract expiry: June 2027.

Stefan Bajcetic

Stefan Bajcetic’s breakthrough season for Liverpool was ended by injury in the defeat at AFC Bournemouth.

The issue has hampered the Spaniards involvement during this campaign, but while the transfer rumour mill slaps Liverpool interest on midfielders around the world, the ECHO understands that the Reds are not looking to block Bajcetic’s path into the first-team with club sources suggesting that there is no desire at present to sign a number six.

Contract expiry: June 2027.

Dominik Szoboszlai

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Dominik Szoboszlai signed a long-term deal when Liverpool triggered the release clause in his RB Leipzig contract. He has enjoyed a strong start to life at Anfield and suffered a dip in form in recent weeks, as to be expected during a gruelling season.

Contract expiry: June 2028.

Alexis Mac Allister

A complex release clause was reportedly triggered which brought Alexis Mac Allister to the North West following his time on the Brighton coast.

He has endured a difficult start to life at Liverpool after being deployed in an unfamiliar position. His involvement over the festive period has been hampered by a knee injury following a sickening collision with two Sheffield United players in December.

Contract expiry: June 2028.

Ryan Gravenberch

Ryan Gravenberch was a deadline day signing from Bayern Munich. The Dutchman ended a torrid spell with the Bundesliga champions that consigned him to just a handful of starts in Bavaria.

The 21-year-old is very much one for the future and has showed glimpses of what he can bring to Jurgen Klopp’s side. Like Mac Allister and Szoboszlai, he penned a five-year deal when he signed along the dotted line at the beginning of the season.

Contract expiry: June 2028.

Curtis Jones

Curtis Jones signed a long-term contract with Liverpool last November and has gradually became a bonafide first-team member. Much of the discussion this season has been surrounding whether the Liverpool-born midfielder should start from the offset or from the bench.

Either way, Jones has enjoyed a strong start to the season and offers a different dimension to the midfield – justifying the decision to pen a long-term deal in 2022.

Contract expiry: June 2027.

Thiago

Thiago will become a free agent at the end of the current season and with injuries blighting his involvement on Merseyside, it hasn’t stopped links away.

Turkish clubs were said to be interested in a move for the former Bayern Munich midfielder, ahead of his move expiring in the summer.

A report from 90min in December, suggested that the Spaniard believes he can still play a big role at the club and hopes to secure a new deal at the club.

Contract expiry: June 2024.

Harvey Elliott

Harvey Elliott signed a five-year extension in August 2022 and, like Curtis Jones, is making credible claims to feature in Jurgen Klopp’s starting 11.

It’s easy to forget that the England under-21 international is only 20, but Elliott is making a case to become an important player in the future for Liverpool.

Contract expiry: June 2027.

Luis Díaz

Luis Diaz is approaching his two-year anniversary at Liverpool following his arrival from FC Porto at the end of January 2022.

The Colombian’s arrival marked the start of the attacking restructure with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino later departing in back-to-back years.

Contract expiry: June 2027.

Diogo Jota

Diogo Jota’s goalscoring contribution against Burnley illustrated his quality in front of goal for Liverpool. The Portuguese international had been out for over a month after limping off during their 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Within minutes of his introduction, he marked his return with a goal to rubberstamp the win at Turf Moor.

Contract expiry: June 2027.

Mohamed Salah

The future of Mohamed Salah has been up for discussion for a number of months following strong interest from Saudi Arabia.

Al-Ittihad made an eye-watering approach to bring the Egyptian to the Saudi Pro League in the latest high-profile signing, after the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Sadio Mane made the switch.

Salah will be into the final 18 months of his contract from January and the interest from the kingdom is not expected to go away with the Saudi Pro League’s Director of Football Michael Emenalo frequently expressing his desire.

The Egyptian has shown no signs of slowing down in a Liverpool shirt with 16 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions.

Contract expiry: June 2025.

Ben Doak

Ben Doak has emerged as a highly-rated prospect following his arrival from Celtic. The Scottish youngster’s displays have sparked excitement and led to first-team opportunities.

The Europa League presented a starting chances for Doak and he penned a long-term deal in September 2023.

However, he will be made to wait for a return to the first-team as he requires surgery on a knee injury.

Contract expiry: Not disclosed.

Darwin Núñez

Darwin Nunez became Liverpool’s record signing following his £80million move from Benfica, last summer.

The Uruguayan endured a difficult start to life on Merseyside in his debut season and has had an indifferent campaign so far – ending his 12-game goal drought.

Contract expiry: June 2028.

Cody Gakpo

Cody Gakpo is approaching the anniversary of his move to Liverpool from PSV Eindhoven. His starting place against Burnley marked his 50th appearance for the Reds.

Contract expiry: June 2028.

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