Jurgen Klopp loses another Liverpool star, bringing his summer tally to nine

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara is considering a move back to his native Spain, with a number of LaLiga clubs alerted to his readiness to leave Anfield

Eight players have left Liverpool in the summer window(ON)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be about to lose another Kop star as Spain international Thiago Alcantara nears the exit door.

The 32-year-old is considering a move back to his native Spain, where a number of LaLiga clubs have been alerted that he is ready to leave Anfield. He has just 12 months left on his current deal, a situation similar to the summer of 2020 when he left Bayern Munich for Merseyside in a £20m transfer.

The Spain international has become a firm favorite with Liverpool fans, although injuries saw him play just 18 Premier League games last season. But as in the cases of captain Jordan Henderson and Brazil international Fabinho, who are both on their way to Saudi Arabia, Klopp ideally does not want to lose Thiago either.

However, Klopp has never kept a player against his will and if Thiago forces a move through, Klopp will reluctantly stand aside. However, it will accelerate Liverpool’s push to add to the midfield signings of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.

Liverpool have bowed to the £70m price tag Crystal Palace have placed on Cheick Doucoure, while Real Madrid have insisted another Anfield target, Aurelien Tchouameni, is not for sale.

Klopp is also interested in Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch, Southampton’s Romeo Lavia and Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat, while Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips has been mentioned. With Thiago now also set for the exit door, the need to bring in new signings has reached a critical level.

Jurgen Klopp had a spring in his step following the swift signings of midfield stars Alexis MacAllister and Dominik Szoboszlai. World Cup winner Mac Allister and Hungary captain Szoboszlai were brought to Merseyside for less than £100m and with plenty of time to bed the duo entered the pre-season program a whiff of heaven for the Liverpool boss still reeling from last season’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Hoping to land another top-quality operator for the Anfield engine room, it looked like the departures of Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would be more than compensated for.

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