Liverpool are in for their biggest change in the summer for nearly a decade as Jurgen Klopp will be departing the club nine years after he took charge.
The German coach announced that he would be stepping down a few days ago alongside assistant managers Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz, as well as elite development coach Vitor Matos.
Also after this January transfer window, Jorg Schmadtke’s tenure as sporting director will come to an end so there will be tons of reshuffling going around in the club as they set themselves up for the future.
They also have several players contracts to sort out as Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil Van Dijk’s deals are running out in 18 months with the latter already responding to questions about whether he renew his contract after the FA Cup fourth-round victory over Norwich City.
There has already been plenty of rumours about who will take over with reports suggesting that Liverpool will be taking a closer look at Xabi Alonso and Roberto De Zerbi.
For now, though Liverpool’s focus is on the present as they have four trophies to compete for in Klopp’s last four months in charge however they have already got on eye on next season.
USA pre-season tour has been organised for Liverpool
A report from The Athletic has suggested that Liverpool will be having a USA pre-season tour as their preparations for new season for the first-time since 2019.
The Reds will face Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United as the new manager gets to grips with their squad for the first time for the first time.
However unfortunately for the new manager they are unlikley to have their full squad available due to the Copa America and the European Championships taking place in the summer.
This good represent a good oppurunity for youth players to stake a claim with the new boss after they have proved they have got plenty to offer this season with the likes of Conor Bradly and Jarell Quansah looking as if they have been senior pros for years,
Back in 2019, the last time Liverpool were in the United States, they played three games and did not have the easiest of times as they did not win one as they prepared for the new campaign.
They faced Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon but they only managed to draw one which was against the Portuguese side however that season was the one in which they went onto dominate the Premier League winning the title for the first time in 30 years.