Now one of Liverpool's best defensive lines has been broken

Now one of Liverpool's best defensive lines has been broken

It was a farewell in capital letters for Jurgen Klopp, but the end of the season included a number of names who resigned.

1991 models Thiago Alcantara and Joel Matip were given the guard of honour treatment, before making their way to Sir Kenny Dalglish, CEO Billy Hogan and ownership couple Linda Pizzuti and John W Henry.

While a cruciate ligament injury in December ended Matip's Liverpool career, there was speculation about whether Thiago would be able to get on the pitch in the final few minutes.

Career continues: Thiago Alcantara is not finished as a footballer yet, hopefully his body can handle more.

On the other hand, it was not particularly surprising that the Spaniard was not in the combat team. His only appearance of the season came after 85 minutes against Arsenal on 4 February.

Several clubs are said to have approached

If Thiago could play, it would also not make sense to risk his fitness, considering the 33-year-old will be looking for a new employer this summer. according to Fabrizio Romano Wouldn't the midfielder struggle to find a new club?

Romano stated on Saturday:

He added: “We understand that Thiago Alcantara's priority is to stay in Europe and compete again at the highest level, then finally return to regular training and recover after his recent injury.”

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“Thiago has already received many inquiries from other European clubs, but he will prioritize Europe now.”

Part of the best in Liverpool's history

For Joel Matip, there are some questions to ponder on a professional level. The serious knee injury is relatively recent for the 32-year-old, who will turn 33 in August.

As with Thiago, he has injury problems. However, both are popular with the supporter base, although there are debates as to whether they are under- or over-rated.

We were good Unbeatable: Liverpool never lost much as long as Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip started together.

They were almost unbeatable: Liverpool have hardly lost as long as Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip start together.

Michael Reed Opta suggests that Matip is the first part of one of Liverpool's best ever players to disappear.

Liverpool's history is long and storied, with names like Phil Neill, Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Alan Kennedy and Phil Thompson, but the numbers are quite clear for Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.

According to Reid, the four can make 59 starts together in all tournaments. They kept the cage clean 28 times. They lost only four matches.

If we just look at the Premier League, we are talking about 46 starts, 36 three-pointers, 22 clean sheets and one defeat.

We thank Thiago Alcantara and Joel Matip for their efforts in the success of Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

Najuma Ojukwu

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