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Mohamed Salah and four Liverpool players who could leave in January

Suraj Radia
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, 2022/23
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Liverpool will explore their options in the January transfer window as they look to cement their title push but making signings could mean that Jurgen Klopp is forced to sell some of his stars.

The Reds spent more than €150 million last summer and sit two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

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However, injuries to key players could see signings being made this winter.

Liverpool signed Cody Gakpo last January, indicating they would be open to the right deal if it arose, but it is possible they may have to sell players before making significant additions to their squad.

FootballTransfers takes a look at which players could leave Anfield next month to help fund any incoming deals for Klopp.

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago could be bidding farewell to Liverpool in 2024
© ProShots – Thiago could be bidding farewell to Liverpool in 2024

2024 will likely see the end of Thiago Alcantara’s time at Liverpool, with his contract due to expire in the summer and the likelihood of an extension looking increasingly unlikely.

The 32-year-old has not played since April and, while Klopp expects to have him available for selection very soon, the reality could be that Thiago is sold to get Liverpool a return on a player who will leave for free and has not been relied on as part of the squad this season.

Teams from Saudi Arabia are believed to be interested in Thiago and Liverpool will be open to taking a cut-price fee to get the Spaniard’s wages off their books in order to reinvest the money elsewhere.

Calvin Ramsay

Calvin Ramsay has suffered a number of injuries during his time with Liverpool.
© ProShots – Calvin Ramsay has suffered a number of injuries during his time with Liverpool.

Liverpool already recalled and sent Fabio Carvalho back out on loan and the case looks to be the same for Calvin Ramsay, who returned this month from a disappointing spell at Preston North End, where he made just two appearances due to a serious knee injury he suffered.

The 20-year-old has only played twice in cup competitions for Liverpool since moving from Aberdeen in 2022 and, while he is still highly thought of at the club, Ramsay will leave the Reds before the end of the month on loan, with Leeds said to be the most interested.

Nat Phillips

Nat Phillips has been a fringe player for Liverpool throughout his career
© ProShots – Nat Phillips has been a fringe player for Liverpool throughout his career

Another player in a similar boat to Carvalho is Nat Phillips, who made just three starts for Celtic also saw his loan expire with the Scottish giants at the end of December.

While Phillips could be used as emergency cover in defence after Joel Matip’s long-term injury setback, the reality is more likely that the 26-year-old is moved on again this month, either permanently or on loan.

Phillips has 18 months left on his contract and has previously attracted attention from a host of sides and Liverpool will seemingly have no qualms parting ways with a player who has made just 19 Premier League appearances in his career.

Mohamed Salah

The thought of selling a club legend and the team’s most important player in the middle of the season is unfathomable for Liverpool but it will still not stop teams from the Saudi Pro League trying their luck to sign Mohamed Salah.

Salah is believed to be the dream player for Saudi Arabia’s sporting project and they had a bid in excess of €100 million turned down for the Egyptian during the summer.

While Liverpool may accept Salah will eventually move to the Gulf before his contract expires in 2026, a record transfer offer could tempt the Reds to parting ways with their talisman sooner rather than later in the hopes of replacing him with younger talent of a similar pedigree.

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