Jurgen Klopp’s successor at Liverpool will face the task of trimming the squad and making key decisions in the summer, as the German manager is set to leave Anfield at the end of the season. The club is still in a rebuilding phase following several high-profile exits last year, and the new manager will need to address this in the upcoming transfer window.
One of the first tasks for the new Liverpool manager will be to assess the squad and potentially trim the deadwood. This may include considering the future of players such as Thiago Alcantara, who has struggled with injuries during his time at the club.
Despite arriving with fanfare in 2020, Thiago’s tenure at Liverpool has been plagued by long-term injury setbacks, and his future at the club is uncertain. Thiago’s frequent injuries and his age, as he is set to turn 33 in April, raise questions about his long-term prospects at Liverpool.
The club has historically been cautious about offering long-term contracts to players over 30, and Thiago’s fitness issues make the prospect of a new deal even less likely. Liverpool’s ability to perform well without Thiago during his absences further complicates the decision, as the club remains competitive in various competitions.
It appears increasingly likely that Thiago will be allowed to leave on a free transfer in the summer. The decision regarding Thiago’s future is positioned to be a straightforward one for Klopp’s successor, as they will have the opportunity to reinvest any potential earnings from his departure into strengthening other areas of the squad.