Six Liverpool Players Who Could Leave This Summer Amid Mohamed Salah Dilemma

Liverpool’s forthcoming transition in management and leadership positions will introduce significant decisions in the upcoming transfer window. Among the key considerations is the potential departure of Mohamed Salah, who remains a prime target for Saudi clubs.

As the Jurgen Klopp era draws to a close, Liverpool anticipates a dynamic offseason. The impending departure of the German manager signals a period of change, with the search for his successor currently underway.

Ruben Amorim, the current manager of Sporting CP, emerges as the frontrunner for the managerial role at Anfield, although other candidates remain under consideration. Liverpool’s priority is to secure the most suitable candidate for the position.

Richard Hughes has been appointed as Liverpool’s new sporting director, with his official commencement scheduled for the summer upon his transition from Bournemouth. Upon assuming his role, Hughes will confront immediate challenges, including the evaluation of the future prospects of key players such as Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, both of whom are set to enter contract negotiations in 2025.

Despite their commendable performances this season, Salah and van Dijk will face age-related considerations, with the former potentially facing renewed interest from clubs in the Saudi Pro League. Additionally, the incoming manager is expected to seek acquisitions to mold the squad according to their vision, necessitating potential new signings.

With that in mind, Newsnow Liverpool has examined the potential departures from Anfield this summer. While some may see it as the end of their Liverpool journey, others could be sold for significant sums.

Luis Diaz

Luis Díaz’s recent stellar performances notwithstanding, uncertainty clouds his tenure at Liverpool. Although he still has three years left on his contract, it remains unchanged since his arrival from Porto in 2022.

The Telegraph reports that Liverpool face a pivotal choice regarding the 27-year-old’s future this summer: either extend his contract or consider selling him. Paris Saint-Germain has expressed interest in Díaz and could seek him as a replacement for Kylian Mbappé, should he depart for Real Madrid.

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Barcelona are also monitoring the winger’s situation, although their ability to meet Liverpool’s anticipated £75m asking price seems improbable.

Thiago Alcantara

Liverpool midfielder Thiago’s tenure in a red jersey seems to be drawing to a close as his contract nears its end this season. Despite making only one brief appearance in the defeat against Arsenal, he encountered another setback during that game and hasn’t graced the field since.

Manager Jurgen Klopp recently expressed uncertainty regarding Thiago’s return to fitness, indicating a prolonged absence. Reports suggest Thiago has returned to Spain for additional treatment. As he approaches his 33rd birthday, Thiago, once a beacon of talent, has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons.

Despite occasional flashes of brilliance, his time at Liverpool has been marred by physical setbacks. Considering his hefty wages, securing a new contract appears financially impractical.

Joel Matip

Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Liverpool fans may have witnessed the final games of defender Joel Matip. Since sustaining an ACL injury in December, he’s been sidelined. Despite recent progress in his rehabilitation, Klopp acknowledges that the remaining season time may not suffice for his comeback.

Matip stands as one of the standout acquisitions of the Klopp era, joining on a free transfer in 2016. Partnering effectively with Virgil van Dijk, he amassed over 200 appearances for the club.

However, approaching 33 at the onset of the next season, Matip is anticipated to seek new opportunities. Jarrell Quansah has admirably filled his void this season, and Liverpool are likely to target at least one new central defender in the upcoming transfer window.

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool’s star player has already netted 23 goals this season despite missing a significant portion due to injury. While he continues to perform at a high level, Liverpool might be tempted by a lucrative transfer offer in the upcoming summer window.

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If Salah doesn’t extend his contract, he’ll be eligible to negotiate with foreign clubs starting in January, a situation Liverpool would prefer to avoid to prevent losing him for nothing. A substantial offer from Saudi club Al-Ittihad last year suggests that another bid could be on the horizon.

Report suggests that Liverpool may consider allowing Salah to leave this summer, especially if he expresses a desire to move to the Middle East.


The third-choice goalkeeper for Liverpool is likely to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. Since joining from West Ham in 2019, he has been a reliable squad member, but he hasn’t played at all this season. At 37 years old, he might choose to pursue playing elsewhere, but a transition into coaching seems more probable at this point.

Nat Phillips

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips might opt to make a permanent departure from Anfield this summer. Having debuted in 2019 and made sporadic appearances last season, he has spent the current season on loan at Celtic and Cardiff. Seeking consistent first-team opportunities post-season, with a year left on his contract, Liverpool could still negotiate a transfer fee.

Sepp van den Berg

Sepp van den Berg, once considered a forgotten man, has acknowledged the possibility of departing during the upcoming summer transfer window. Having signed with Liverpool from PEC Zwolle as a teenager, the 22-year-old made a few appearances during the 2019/20 season.

However, those proved to be his final outings for the Reds, as he embarked on loan spells at Preston in the Championship before heading to Germany’s Schalke. Currently plying his trade at Klopp’s former club Mainz, van den Berg has impressed this season, prompting speculation that a permanent offer from the Bundesliga side might not be far-fetched.

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