Liverpool has undergone a major revamp throughout the summer, with veterans such as Jordan Henderson and James Milner as well as midfielders Naby Keita, Fabinho, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaving Anfield.
The oldest of the midfielders to join the team this season is former Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Alcantara, who turned 32 this April, is expected to play a key role in the team, but has not been able to even make the bench as of yet because he has not fully recovered from his injury.
His contract with Liverpool is coming to an end in June 2024, and he is likely to leave the club on a free transfer next summer. While a return to Spain has been rumored, according to the Daily Mail, Serie A sides Inter Milan and Juventus are looking to acquire the player without a transfer fee.
In the summer of 2020, he refused to renew his contract with Bayern Munich and left Germany for England with one year remaining on his contract. He has been plagued by repeated injuries in the Premier League and has spent many days off the pitch, making him a difficult player to calculate.
When he is fit enough to play, he is one of the best players in the world, with his accurate pressing and surprising passing. Off the pitch, he is a big brother to the Latin players, supporting the likes of Darwin Nunez, who does not speak English well.
However, his position at Liverpool is in jeopardy. His age and inability to play on the pitch is only a disadvantage for the team. His salary is also one of the highest in the top five, and it is very likely that he will be targeted for redundancy in further strengthening the midfield.
The former Bayern midfielder is likely to leave Anfield at the end of this season, but which club will be his next?