Liverpool could move six players on this summer amid Mohamed Salah transfer dilemma

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Liverpool is likely to face a decision over the futures of Mohamed Salah and Luis Díaz -Credit:(Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool is set for a busy summer off the pitch as the Jürgen Klopp era comes to an end. The German boss will depart at the end of the season, with the search for his replacement remaining ongoing.

Sporting CP manager Rúben Amorim is now the favorite to take over at Anfield this summer but other alternatives are still in the frame as Liverpool looks to appoint the best candidate.

The Reds have already confirmed Richard Hughes as their new sporting director and he will officially start work in the summer when he arrives from Bournemouth. He will have a number of immediate issues to sort, including decisions over the futures of stalwarts Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, who are both out of contract in 2025.

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The pair have been excellent again this season but will be 33 and 32 respectively this summer, with Salah likely to be again targeted by Saudi Pro League clubs. Liverpool's new manager is also likely to want his own players too, meaning new signings are expected.

With that in mind, has taken a look at the players who could well depart Anfield this summer. While for some it feels like a natural conclusion to their Liverpool careers, others may be sold for big money.

Luis Díaz

Despite his excellent recent form, Luis Díaz's future at Liverpool is far from certain. The Colombian still has three years remaining on his Reds contract, but it is the same deal he signed when he arrived from Porto in 2022.

According to The Telegraph, Liverpool faces a big decision on the 27-year-old's future this summer offer him a new deal, or sell him. Paris Saint-Germain are known to be admirers of Díaz and will be on the lookout for a replacement for Kylian Mbappé if he joins Real Madrid.

It is also believed that Barcelona is keeping tabs on the winger, although it is unlikely to be able to pay the $94m (£75m/€88m) that Liverpool is expected to demand.

Thiago Alcântara

Liverpool midfielder Thiago appears to have played his last game in a red shirt, with his contract up at the end of the season. The Spaniard has made just one cameo appearance this term, in the defeat to Arsenal.

But he suffered another setback in that match and hasn't been seen since, with Jürgen Klopp recently admitting that he didn't know when he would be fit again. Thiago is believed to have returned to Spain for further treatment on the problem.

He turns 33 this week and while he has showed glimpses of his undoubted ability, the last couple of seasons have been completely ravaged by injuries. The ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich man is on huge wages and a new deal would not make financial sense.

Joël Matip

Jürgen Klopp has also indicated that Liverpool fans may have seen the last of defender Joël Matip. He has been sidelined since suffering an ACL injury in December and while he has stepped up his rehab in the last week, Klopp admits the season is not long enough for him to return.

Matip is likely to go down as one of the best signings of the Klopp era, having arrived on a free transfer back in 2016. He formed a reliable partnership with Virgil van Dijk and has made over 200 appearances for the club.

But he will also be 33 at the start of next season and is expected to move on. Jarrell Quansah has stepped up to the plate in his absence this season and at least one new central defender is likely to be targeted in the transfer window.

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool's talisman has already scored 23 times this season and missed a large chunk of the campaign through injury. He shows no sign of slowing down but Liverpool could find a lucrative transfer offer is too good to say no to this summer.

Salah will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January, providing he doesn't sign an extension, and Liverpool will be reluctant to lose him for nothing. Liverpool received a huge offer from Saudi side Al-Ittihad a year ago and it is expected that a fresh bid will come during the transfer window.

According to HITC, Liverpool could be open to letting Salah depart this summer, if he makes it clear he wants a move to the Middle East.


Liverpool's third-choice goalkeeper is expected to depart on a free transfer when the season ends. He has proven to be a decent squad member over the years since arriving from West Ham in 2019, but hasn't featured at all this term.

The 37-year-old may opt to continue his playing career elsewhere, although a move into coaching is more likely at this stage.

Nat Phillips

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips may decide that this is the summer to move on permanently from Anfield. He made his debut right back in 2019 and even featured a couple of times last season.

But he has spent this term on loan at Celtic, and now at Cardiff, and will surely want to secure regular first-team football when the campaign comes to an end. He has another year remaining on his contract so Liverpool could still secure a fee.

Sepp van den Berg

Forgotten man Sepp van den Berg has previously admitted that he may have to move on during the summer window. The 22-year-old joined Liverpool as a teenager from PEC Zwolle and featured a handful of times in the 2019/20 season.

But they were his last appearances for the Reds, having spent two seasons on loan at Preston in the Championship before moving to Schalke in Germany. He is now at Klopp's former club Mainz and has caught the eye this term. It would not be a surprise to see the Bundesliga side make a permanent offer.