Liverpool aimed to restructure their midfield, acquiring Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai. They achieved upgrades from Navy Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and entered the preseason ready for the new season.
However, with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho recently linked with a possible trip to Saudi Arabia, the key players who have led the team under Klopp’s regime may leave this summer.
According to Spanish radio station COPE, Barcelona is approaching former Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcántara, who is attracting interest from Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and is seen as a cheaper option than Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva.
Although they have acquired German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan as a free transfer from Manchester City, they are looking to further strengthen their midfield and are following the Portuguese midfielder, who has long shown interest.
Manchester City do not want to let go of the player, who is under contract until 2025, on the cheap, remains bullish, and Barcelona’s alternative name, Thiago Alcántara, who is under contract until 2024 and will become a free transfer next summer, has surfaced as a possible replacement.
Other candidates besides Thiago include Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham) and Oriol Romeu (Girona), but there is no indication that Liverpool has received an offer as of yet, and it is only a rumor.
Will the former Spanish midfielder, who is in the final year of his contract, play in a new club?