Liverpool announced the departure of 10 players at the end of the 2023/2024 season. Two of them are Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara.

Liverpool announced the departure of 10 players at the end of the 2023/2024 season. Two of them are Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara.

The exits of Matip and Thiago were confirmed last month. The contracts of both players will expire in the summer of 2024.

Thiago has been plagued by injuries during his three years at Liverpool. The 33-year-old midfielder only played five minutes in the 2023/2024 season.

Meanwhile, Matip had to miss most of this season due to an ACL injury. He managed to play 14 times before leaving as a free agent this summer.

Liverpool also confirmed that several academy players will be leaving. These include Adam Lewis, Mateusz Musialowski, and Melkamu Frauendorf.

“Everyone at Liverpool FC thanks Joel, Thiago, Adam, Melkamu, Mateusz, Nathan, Francis, Luke, Niall, and Cody for all their contributions and wishes them all the best for their futures,” read a statement from Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Liverpool is trying to retain Adrian. The Reds have offered a new contract to the Spanish goalkeeper.

Adrian has been with Liverpool since joining from West Ham in the summer of 2019. He has made 26 appearances in all competitions with the Reds.

Besides Adrian, Liverpool will also retain academy goalkeepers Jacob Poytress and Reece Trueman. They have been offered new contracts.

Here are the players Liverpool is releasing in the summer of 2024:

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  • Joel Matip
  • Thiago Alcantara
  • Adam Lewis
  • Melkamu Frauendorf
  • Mateusz Musialowski
  • Nathan Giblin
  • Francis Gyimah
  • Luke Hewitson
  • Niall Osborne
  • Cody Pennington

RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo expressed his delight at being linked with Liverpool and did not rule out a move to the Premier League giants.

Liverpool is expected to be active in the transfer market in the summer of 2024. They need to buy new players because some are leaving at the end of the 2023/2024 season.

Additionally, player acquisitions may also be necessary for Arne Slot, who will be looking for players that suit his style.

Several players have been linked with Liverpool, one of whom is RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo.

The Spanish player has been impressive since joining Leipzig in 2020. So far, he has played 148 times in all competitions for the Bundesliga club.

In the process, he has scored 29 goals and provided 34 assists. He is also a regular for the Spanish national team, with 33 caps and eight goals to his name.

It is no surprise that he is being targeted by top European clubs. Besides Liverpool, he has also been linked with Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

When asked about the interest from big clubs like Liverpool, Olmo admitted that he was pleased to be associated with a club of the Reds’ caliber.

However, he does not want this to distract him now. He wants to perform at his best in Euro 2024 and is not thinking about the rumors regarding his future.

“I am calm and focused on what is to come, which is the European Championship, and that is no small thing. Obviously, it is nice to see your name linked with great teams in Europe and the world, it motivates me,” he said to Mundo Deportivo.

“But I am focused on the Euros and I hope we can come back with the trophy. Then we will see,” he continued.

Dani Olmo emphasized that he is very happy to be linked with top clubs. But for now, he is focused on representing Spain at Euro 2024.

Only after the Euros will he start thinking about his future again. The versatile player also hinted that he is open to leaving RB Leipzig for Liverpool or another top club targeting him.

“It’s nice to see your name linked with great clubs, but I stress, nothing bothers me. I am focused on the pitch and whatever happens, will happen,” concluded Dani.

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Recently, Xabi Alonso revealed his reasons for staying at Bayer Leverkusen, stating that he wants to focus and build on the club’s achievements from last season.

The Spanish coach has done an outstanding job with the German club, winning the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal this season and reaching the Europa League final.

This is the club’s first Bundesliga title in its history and its second DFB Pokal, with a loss to Atalanta in the Europa League being the team’s only defeat this season.

It is not surprising that Alonso became a target, with two clubs he played for approaching him, as Liverpool and Bayern Munich were looking for new managers at the time.

When asked if Alonso considered the opportunity to take over from Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, he responded diplomatically.

“All these decisions have to be made thoroughly. You have to really think them through. And it’s more about what I have, not what I’m missing,” said Alonso.

“Certainly, my bond with Liverpool is there and remains. So, there is no issue with that.”

The Leverkusen boss was pressed on whether he had talks with Liverpool, but he kept it under wraps.

“That’s kind of behind the curtain.”

It seems very unlikely that the 42-year-old coach would turn down the chance to coach in Merseyside or Bavaria, but that is what he did.

In the end, Alonso chose to stay with Leverkusen and continue the brilliant start he has made to his managerial career there.

Managerial changes are hard to predict this year, as Arne Slot was appointed by Liverpool to replace Klopp and Vincent Kompany was brought in from relegated Burnley to replace Thomas Tuchel at Bayern.

Regarding the defeat to Atalanta in the Europa League final, Alonso believes it will help him grow as a coach after experiencing such a result that prevented them from achieving the treble.

“I am quite sure that I have the intuition that game will make me a better coach, a better manager than if we had won the treble,” he said.

“Certainly, those games you will not forget, and you can use them for the future.

“At the moment, it is painful. Very painful, but I feel that it will be more useful for my development than winning the treble.”

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