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Liverpool Clear Out Ten Players As Arne Slot Begins Rebuild

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New manager Arne Slot's Liverpool tenure has started with the club announcing the departure of TEN players. Find out who leaves the Anfield Stadium here.

The Slot Era Begins!

Liverpool have just announced the departure of ten players as new manager Arne Slot begins rebuilding the squad. The 45-year-old Slot replaces Jurgen Klopp at the helm following Klopp's decision to step down at the end of the season.

Among the notable names leaving Anfield are hero Joel Matip and £20 million star Thiago Alcantara, who has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia. Galatasaray is also interested in the midfielder. Joel Matip, who arrived at Liverpool from Schalke in 2016, became a fan favorite during his time at the club, making 201 appearances and playing a key role in their Champions League and Premier League triumphs.

On the other hand, Thiago joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich in 2020 but struggled with injuries during his time at Anfield, making just one appearance for five minutes last season. Despite his limited playing time, he leaves with a Champions League and Premier League title to his name.

In addition to Matip and Thiago, eight other players are also set to depart Liverpool, including Adam Lewis, Melkamu Frauendorf, Mateusz Musialowski, Nathan Giblin, Francis Gyimah, Luke Hewitson, Niall Osborne, and Cody Pennington, according to The Sun. 

The departures mark the beginning of a new era at Anfield under the leadership of Arne Slot, who will be looking to reshape the squad ahead of the upcoming season. As Liverpool bids farewell to these players, fans can expect new faces to arrive as the club looks to strengthen its squad and push for more silverware in the future.

Ollie Watkins has been considered a potential replacement for Darwin Nunez, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona. Darwin Nunez finished the season with 11 goals and eight assists in his 36 Premier League appearances for Liverpool. Meanwhile, Watkins, whose 19 Premier League goals booked a Champions League spot for Aston Villa, is reportedly admired by Jurgen Klopp's successor, Arne Slot.

Liverpool fans can rest assured that a highly accomplished and strategic tactician will succeed Jurgen Klopp. Arne Slot recently led Feyenoord to victory in the Eredivisie, with his most notable achievement being their triumph in the KNVB Cup in April.

Nevertheless, he will need to demonstrate even more excellent skill and expertise to measure up to Klopp’s impressive track record, which includes winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup with Liverpool.

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