Players contract updates and Summer Rebuild at Anfield

Contract

Liverpool will see players come and depart throughout the upcoming transfer window while some might see their contract expiring. We look at who may be leaving Anfield in the summer of 2023.

Let’s have a look at the players who may depart the team at the end of the season and the ones who might get a contract extension.

Liverpool players who are running out of contract

Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain

After suffering over the past several seasons, the former Arsenal man is almost certain to leave the club. The contract of the 29-year-old will expire in June, and he will not be granted a renewal.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled with injuries at Liverpool and has yet to establish himself as a regular starter under manager Jurgen Klopp.

He has seen greater playing time in recent weeks as a result of Liverpool’s developing injury issue. This has seen the likes of Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, and now Darwin Nunez all missed time.

According to the Daily Mail, Oxlade-Chamberlain may leave Liverpool sooner and for less money if his contract expires during the current transfer window.

Naby Keita

The Guinean’s contract is also coming to an end and attempts to extend it have failed. Keta has a lot of admirers all throughout Europe, and a clean split could be best for everyone. However, it is not impossible for him to reach a deal with Liverpool to remain beyond 2023.

Nat Philips

Philips has been on Liverpool’s ‘for sale’ list for several transfer windows, but no one has stepped in with the asking price for the Bolton native. The club will almost certainly pursue a permanent contract once more. The ECHO projected a price tag of £12-15m in the summer.

Roberto Firmino

After a disastrous season in 2021/22, the Brazilian has been in fantastic form for Liverpool this season. His contract is coming to an end at the end of this campaign.

It is unlikely that he will be given the opportunity to continue at Anfield. As Jürgen Klopp will aim to change his forward line after years of using the same players. However, his performance has made an extension considerably more feasible.

James Milner

Last summer, the dedicated servant was handed a contract extension for one more season, but it is unlikely that he will be offered to stay for another year.

Milner, 36, takes excellent care of himself and is a valuable member of the team. But this might be his final season in red.

Summer of Change

Arthur has yet to make an impression at Anfield and is on a season-long loan from Juventus. At this point, it appears doubtful that the Reds will make that move permanent.

Liverpool have allegedly identified Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund and Matheus Nunes of Wolverhampton Wanderers as two of their top targets for the next summer transfer season.

Over the last season, Bellingham, 19, has developed as one of the top midfield talents in the world, prompting interest from a slew of European giants. He has 19 goals and 21 assists in 112 games for BVB since joining from Birmingham City for £25 million in 2020.

Nunes, on the other hand, has been a crucial starter for Julen Lopetegui’s side since joining from Sporting CP earlier this summer for £40 million. The 24-year-old box-to-box specialist has played 1400 first-team minutes in 20 outings for his current club.

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