Last season he only played 18 Premier League matches, having to end the season in April after surgery for a persistent hip problem. And Thiago is yet to feature this season, raising doubts about his future. The midfielder’s class and experience will make him an attractive proposition for a certain team. The offer is likely to come in January.
The centre-back has made 199 appearances for the club since signing for Klopp in 2016 and while he has not always played a starring role, he has been a key factor in their success.
The 32-year-old has been an integral part of the club winning major trophies, starting in the Champions League final in 2019 and despite an injury-plagued season, he remains part of the squad image of winning the 2020 Premier League championship. But it is certain that his peak years are over and the club is unlikely to sell this veteran to raise money.
Klopp is expected to find a replacement in January and with Jarell Quansah emerging, a new deal for Matip seems unlikely.
Unlike his seniors, Conor Bradley’s best days are certainly ahead.
Just 20 years old, the right-back spent last season on loan at Bolton and received the Young Player of the Season award, and is already an integral part of the North’s first team. Ireland. A back injury has kept him sidelined since August.
With the potential for Trent Alexander-Arnold to move higher and Joe Gomez currently not convincing enough, Liverpool will certainly look to extend the contract with this young player. Furthermore, in January he can only negotiate with one foreign club, so going away may not be ideal for young stars at the present time.
At the age of 36, Adrian seems unlikely to want to leave Merseyside in search of regular playing opportunities. Injuries to Alisson during the 2019/2020 season saw him play enough games to earn a Premier League medal and despite being identified as third choice behind the Brazilian and Caoimhin Kelleher, Adrian signed an extension another year in June, after being expected to leave. And without a European club facing a goalkeeping crisis, there will hardly be many offers for him mid-season.
Even though he cannot play, it is not difficult to understand why Adrian stays with The Reds. Liverpool also needs his reliable presence on the bench, a one-year extension is entirely possible.
Thanh Vu | 16:58 November 15, 2023