Liverpool Reportedly Planning to Let Two Fans Favourites Leave at the End of the Season

Liverpool are planning to part ways with Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara and Adrian at the conclusion of the current season, Football Insider reports.

Joel Matip, aged 32, Thiago Alcantara, also 32, and Adrian, aged 37, are all nearing the end of their contracts, set to expire in June, and it has been indicated that Liverpool have no intentions to renew their deals.

The decision to allow Matip, Thiago, and Adrian to depart has been sanctioned by the club’s new CEO of Football, Michael Edwards, and Richard Hughes, who is slated to assume the role of sporting director at the end of the season.

While there may have been potential for manager Jurgen Klopp to influence the retention of these players, it appears that the new leadership structure within the club is steadfast in its resolve to see them leave.

According to report, a notable point of contention between Edwards, during his previous tenure at the club, and Klopp centered around the duration of contracts offered to aging players.

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Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip and Adrian are Out of contract

Both Matip and Thiago, who are fans favourites and have established themselves with successful Liverpool careers, are currently in the process of recovering from prolonged injuries, thus limiting their participation in the current season.

Matip encountered a significant setback with a ligament tear early in December, rendering him likely unavailable for the rest of the season.

On the other hand, Thiago, who had been sidelined due to a hip injury, made a return to the field last month. However, his comeback was short-lived as he suffered a muscle injury just five minutes into their Premier League encounter against Arsenal on February 4.

Regarding Thiago’s prospects for the remainder of the season, Klopp expressed uncertainty, indicating that the player’s involvement is currently uncertain.

In the realm of goalkeeping, Adrian firmly holds the position of third-choice among Liverpool’s goalkeepers. His involvement in competitive matches over the past three seasons has been limited, with only two appearances, none of which occurred this season.

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Liverpool presently occupy the second position in the Premier League standings. However, their recent journey in the FA Cup came to an end with a quarter-final defeat against Manchester United on Sunday, March 17.

Their upcoming fixture after the international break is scheduled against Brighton at Anfield on March 31.

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