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World-class Liverpool star is 'definitely leaving' the club this summer when Jurgen Klopp departs

World-class Liverpool star is 'definitely leaving' the club this summer when Jurgen Klopp departs

Liverpool are set to lose a star name when Jurgen Klopp leaves the club.

Liverpool have been told that a world-class star will 'definitely leave' the club when Jurgen Klopp departs.

Liverpool face an uncertain summer with manager Jurgen Klopp set to step down after nine years in charge.

There have been reports all season of Mohamed Salah making a move to the Saudi Pro League, with Saudi clubs expected to redouble their efforts to sign the Egyptian attacker during the summer window.

Liverpool conducted a midfield overhaul last year, with Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, and Wataru Endo all arriving at Anfield.

Klopp will have played a key role in persuading them to join the club, so they might not be best pleased that he is leaving.

That said, all are under contract and are not expected to move on after just one season on Merseyside.

However, one midfielder who seems set to follow Klopp out of the door is Thiago Alcantara.

The 32-year-old joined the club from Bayern Munich in 2020, but his time at Anfield has been blighted by injury.

Thiago's five-minute cameo during Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Arsenal last month remains his only appearance of the season, as he suffered a muscle injury immediately afterwards.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the campaign, journalist Neil Jones expects the Spaniard to leave the club.

"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.

Thiago- Getty
Thiago- Getty

However, Jones doesn't think Liverpool will bring in a high-profile target to replace Thiago.

"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.

"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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Topics: Liverpool, Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Jurgen Klopp, Thiago Alcantara