Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara has removed the club from his bio on one of his social media accounts in a fresh sign that he may be leaving the club this summer.
The Spanish midfielder signed from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020, and has been a key player under Jurgen Klopp when fit since then.
Speculation has arisen over his future, however, since the signings of Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister.
The Athletic’s James Pearce reported last week that the Reds were likely to allow Thiago and Joel Matip to leave the club once their contracts expire at the end of the upcoming season.
However, he added that Liverpool were planning for the campaign with Thiago as part of the first team squad, unless a big-money move from a league such as the Saudi Pro League came in.
Despite this, the player’s latest ‘update’ may be a sign on whether he stays long-term at Anfield.
Thiago removes Liverpool from Instagram bio
In the days of social media, transfer news primarily comes from media outlets and clubs – but speculation can be ramped up by players’ actions on any platform as well.
As spotted by Twitter account Anfield Edition, the Spaniard has now removed Liverpool from his bio on Instagram, in another sign that he could be on his way out of Anfield.
Thiago has removed LFC from his Instagram bio. pic.twitter.com/k5fufT5I4a
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) July 3, 2023
The 32-year-old’s latest photo in a Liverpool shirt was posted on May 28, when he picked up a PFA Community Champion award for his work with his foundation, the Alcantara Foundation.
The Spaniard, who was born in Italy before moving to Spain aged five, played for Barcelona and Bayern Munich before making the move to Liverpool in the summer of 2020.
He has won three trophies during his time at Anfield, but has also suffered from injury issues.
Thiago’s removal of the club’s name from his bio follows a video posted by Liverpool, which shows a camera panning around a series of shirts hung up in the dressing room.
The video shows a number of players with new 2023/24 home shirts hung up, while the departing trio of Roberto Firmino, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have their 2022/23 home shirts.
But the video also shows both Thiago and Matip with last season’s shirts as well, prompting speculation that both players could be departing Anfield this summer.
Liverpool donned their new home kit in a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in the penultimate Premier League game of last season.
And although Thiago missed the fixture through injury, Matip was a member of the matchday squad, although he ended up being an unused substitute before starting the 4-4 draw at relegated Southampton on the final day of the campaign.