Liverpool confirm release of TEN players including Thiago and Matip

Liverpool have confirmed the release of TEN players upon the expiration of their contracts at the end of the 2023-24 season. 

Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara are chief among the departures as senior first-team stars. 

Both struggled with injury throughout the campaign with Matip’s season curtailed in December having been hit with an ACL injury against Fulham. 

Although Jurgen Klopp was hopeful of the club offering the 32-year-old a new deal, he was instead given his send-off on the last day of the Premier League season at Anfield. 

Matip leaves after eight years at the club, during which time he became a cult hero and played a crucial role in Champions League, Premier League, Club World Cup and FA Cup wins, as well as other successes. 

The Cameroonian is now in talks with Bournemouth as he hopes to remain in the Premier League

Jurgen Klopp Thiago

Jurgen Klopp Thiago

Thiago, meanwhile, played only five minutes across the season having missed the overwhelming majority of the campaign through a hip injury. 

He joined in 2020 from Bayern Munich but has struggled to remain fit and to justify a mammoth wage outlay. 

Flamengo and clubs in the Middle East are reported to be interested in acquiring the former Spain international’s services while an intriguing path back to Barcelona has also opened up for the 33-year-old

Lewis, Musialowski and Frauendorf released

Adam Lewis, 24, exits having made just one appearance in 19 years on Merseyside

The left-back joined the club's U6s in the early 2000s and has been kept on by the Reds for almost two decades, even signing a long-term contract back in 2019. 

Mateusz Musialowski, 20, also goes despite Klopp handing him a first-team debut back in March

Musialowski was regarded as one of the elite attacking talents in his age group when the Reds signed him from SMS Lodz in Poland back in 2020.  

Mateusz Musialowski

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The Liverpool No.92 played the last 16 minutes of the Europa League last 16 victory against Sparta Prague, replacing Bobby Clark after the midfielder suffered an injury.

Melkamu Frauendorf, 20, joined the club from Hoffenheim in 2020 and appeared twice for the seniors but is now free to join another team. He had been a regular at youth and underage level for the Reds. 

Meanwhile, academy players Nathan Giblin, Francis Gyimah, Luke Hewitson, Niall Osborne and Cody Pennington are also departing. 

Adrian offered new deal by Liverpool

One player NOT leaving Liverpool just yet will be goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel, with the club having offered a new deal to the veteran. 

Adrian, 37, has played 26 matches since signing for the club as a free agent in 2019. He had been expected to depart but his future plans are now on hold having been offered fresh terms.

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