Joel Matip is out of contract this summer

The £19million on wages Liverpool can save this summer

Liverpool could save themselves around £19million a year in wages with the players that are out of contract at Anfield this summer.

The Reds are enjoying an excellent campaign this time around, although a few big names could call it quits on their Liverpool career in the summer.

We’ve taken a look through the numbers on Capology of those who could leave this summer and how much Liverpool could potentially save on their salaries.

Thiago Alcantara – £10.4million

The Spanish midfielder is yet to feature this season due to injury, but Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that the 32-year-old will be able to make an impact in the coming months.

Thiago is arguably the most technically gifted player in the entire squad, although it’s no secret that he has struggled with injuries since his arrival in 2020.

He’s currently taking home an estimated weekly salary of £200,000 which makes him the third highest paid player in the squad, only behind Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.

“As for the summer, I’d be very surprised if Liverpool extended Thiago’s contract,” Liverpool expert Neil Jones told Caught Offside.

“He’ll be 33 in April and he’s done nothing in the past 18 months to suggest he’s the future for the club. A great player, no question, but I think he’ll be on the move in the summer.”

Joel Matip – £5.2million

With Matip out for the rest of the season and with a contract that expires in the summer, there is a chance that he’s already played his last-ever game for Liverpool.

The 32-year-old sustained an ACL injury in December and is now undergoing a rehabilitation programme. Matip has been a stellar performer for Klopp’s side over the years, but a decision is yet to be made on his future.

While Liverpool have been linked with a number of defenders over the last few weeks, Klopp hasn’t ruled out the possibility of offering Matip a fresh deal.

“I would say so but it’s not my decision in the end – I cannot sign the papers,” Klopp told reporters. “I am pretty sure the club will show their class, just how they should do it.

“I am pretty sure the club told Joël already that whatever happens as long as he is injured everything is fine. Then we have to make a decision together with Joël how it looks after that. He deserves all the support from us and he will get it.”

Adrian – £3.1million

Liverpool could save themselves around £3.1million on their annual wage bill if they decide against renewing Adrian’s contract.

The Spanish shot-stopper is firmly the third choice in the pecking order these days, behind both Alisson and Caoimhin Kelleher. He’s not played a single minute of the 2023-24 campaign, although he has made the bench on a few occasions.

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