Date: 8th February 2024 at 2:06pm
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Liverpool are back in action when they face struggling Burnley at Anfield on Saturday. 

The Reds currently sit top of the Premier League table, but missed out on the chance to extend their lead when they were beaten 3-1 by Arsenal last weekend.

If they had won, Jurgen Klopp’s side would have moved eight points clear of the Gunners, but instead they now sit just two points ahead of Manchester City in second, with the reigning champions also boasting a game in hand over their rivals.

Klopp will be desperate to lift a second Premier League title at the end of the season, having announced that he will depart Anfield this summer.

Now, though, it appears that one of Liverpool’s most experienced players is likely to follow Klopp out of Merseyside.

According to Football Insider, midfielder Thiago Alcantara is expected to leave Liverpool this summer.

Thiago is expected to depart Liverpool this summer

The 32-year-old made a long awaited return to action against Arsenal last time out, having missed more than nine months due to injury.

Despite his recent return, the report claims that Liverpool don’t expect the Spaniard to remain at the club beyond the end of the current campaign.

Thiago joined the Reds from German giants Bayern Munich back in 2020, and has since played 98 times for his current side across all competitions.

In that time, the midfielder has scored three goals and provided six assists, but his contract is set to expire at the end of the current season and it appears almost certain that he will depart Anfield in the coming months.

Last summer, Klopp oversaw a complete rebuild of Liverpool’s midfield, with the likes of Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, and Fabinho being replaced by several players including Alexis Mac Allister and Ryan Gravenberch.

The report claims that Thiago would have to prove his fitness and play an important role for Klopp’s side in the coming weeks in order to stand a chance of securing a contract extension.

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