With Jurgen Klopp set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, serious questions are likely to be raised about the futures of several of their key players. The Reds were able to attract top players to the club thanks to the influence of the German manager, and as a result, it remains to be seen whether they are keen to remain at Anfield and commit to a new manager’s plans. Express Sport takes a look at six stars who have had their futures thrown into doubt…
With his contract set to expire in 2025, Salah will certainly be weighing up whether the summer is the right time to follow Klopp out of the door. The Egypt international is a top target in the Saudi Pro League and the Middle Eastern outfits are expected to return with lucrative offers once again. As a result, Salah could be willing to take that leap and leave Liverpool now before a new system will be implemented which may not suit his style and allow him to bow out in true style.
Young defender Quansah has proven that he is capable of playing at the very highest level aged 20. The centre-back has made 16 appearances so far this season, though there are no guarantees that he will receive as many valuable opportunities under a new manager next season.
Since breaking into the Liverpool team as a teenager, Alexander-Arnold has featured regularly under Klopp and played in systems that have maximised his ability. Therefore, it remains to be seen how he will react given that there are no guarantees that Liverpool’s new system will suit what the England international is looking for. Alexander-Arnold can play as a right-back, in an inverted role and in midfield, but where he slots into a new team could prompt private conversations about what the future holds for the 25-year-old.
Virgil van Dijk
Another star who is out of contract in 2025 is captain Van Dijk. The Netherlands international has never hinted that he was considering leaving, but Klopp played a key role in taking the centre-back from being a top prospect to one of the best in the business and such a significant change will lead to key decisions being made.
There is no doubt that Nunez possesses immense talent, but he requires plenty of patience and nurturing. Therefore, with a new manager set to be appointed who has big shoes to fill, the Uruguay international may not be afforded the time required to truly meet his potential – especially as a new boss will not go unbacked in the transfer window.
Summer signing Gravenberch has made it no secret that one of the key reasons he joined Liverpool was to work with Klopp. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether he will remain loyal to the Reds with a fresh face in the dugout that will have their own style and view about how the team should play. The Netherlands international has never been afraid of moving between clubs throughout his career so far, and that is unlikely to have changed.