It is set to be a summer of change and upheaval at Liverpool FC, with Thiago Alcantara’s days seemingly numbered.
Manager Jurgen Klopp blindsided the footballing world late last month by announcing his intention to step down as Liverpool boss come the end of the season.
It was a rather shocking decision, and one that seemingly caught the fans, players, and opposing clubs by surprise.
Nonetheless, the Anfield hierarchy will need to now work toward finding the German’s successor, however hard that may be.
Not only is Jurgen Klopp bidding goodbye to the club, but many of his staff are also leaving out the door with him.
The club have already communicated that assistant managers Pepijn Lijnders and Peter Krawietz will be closing the book on their Anfield careers.
Additionally, elite development coach Vitor Matos will depart at the end of the season.
Lijnders is keen to pursue his own career in management.
Some of members of the Liverpool squad do not have clear futures
Players as well will no doubt be examining their long-term futures at the club.
Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Mohamed Salah all see their contracts expire in the next 18 months.
With Liverpool starting to enter a period of transition, it will be interesting to see how the club go about with contract renewals.
The Reds skipper was quick to clear up any confusion about his future at the club – recently reaffirming his commitment to the cause.
Meanwhile, as a local player, it will be difficult to see Alexander-Arnold opt for pastures anew.
Mohamed Salah will be no doubt be courted by Saudi Arabia in the summer once again.
Seen as the most famous Arab footballer in world football, the Saudi Pro League were reportedly prepared to offer a head spinning £200million.
Nonetheless, a report from the Guardian claims that one Liverpool man is almost certainly leaving the club in the summer.
Thiago Alcantara heading towards the exit door at Liverpool
Andy Hunter of the Guardian reports that Thiago Alcantara is ‘likely to leave’ the Anfield club on a free transfer this summer.
The midfielder appeared for the first time in 284 days when he came off the bench against the Gunners this past Sunday.
He has battled with a chronic hip injury throughout the season, and hope was renewed after his cameo at the Emirates.
However, it seems that the 32-year-old’s body simply not keep up with what Liverpool need of him.
The report also states that there is no contract extension in the works, with no indication that he will be offered one.
Despite his obvious quality and ability, consistent injury problems have disrupted his flow on Merseyside.
It then comes as a bit of a shame that his Anfield career seems to be ending this way.