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It could be all change at Liverpool in the near future as their manager Jurgen Klopp and their FSG owners attempt to keep the squad fresh and in a position to challenge for major honours going forward.
Manchester United's legendary former boss Sir Alex Ferguson was well-known for his ruthless decision-making when it came to moving on players in order to ensure things did not go stale.
And this appears to be a big priority at Anfield too, with the powers-that-be wary of too many important stars growing old at the same time.
Amid the rumours that their captain Jordan Henderson could be on his way out within too long, here is a look at ten others who are far from guaranteed to still be wearing the famous red shirt by the start of the 2023-24 campaign…
James Milner (contract expires 2022)
James Milner may be preparing for his final season in a Liverpool shirt
Liverpool's Mr Reliable, you would be hard-pressed to find anybody with a bad word to say about the evergreen Milner.
The 35-year-old is one of the most versatile performers in the Premier League, and despite his advancing age still managed to make a hugely impressive 36 appearances in all competitions last season.
However, his contract is set to expire next summer, and it may be seen as a good time for both parties to bid an amicable farewell to each other.
Whether or not he could stay in on a behind-the-scenes role remains to be seen, but do not be surprised if this is his last campaign playing at the top level.
Divock Origi (2022)
Belgian striker Origi will always be a cult-hero figure on Anfield after his starring role in their 2018-19 Champions League-winning campaign.
But he has really failed to kick on since those heroics, and managed just one goal last season in 17 appearances in all competitions – statistics which are simply not good enough for where Liverpool want to be.
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Origi has been perennially linked with a departure in recent times, and it is thought the club will attempt to find a buyer for him this summer.
If this proves unsuccessful he will surely leave on a free next summer, but will be forever remembered fondly on Merseyside.
Jordan Henderson (2023)
It seems unthinkable that Liverpool's captain fantastic could leave anytime soon, such is his influence both on and off the pitch.
Yet if the latest rumours are to be believed that may well be the case, with recent talks over a contract extension allegedly breaking down and leaving Henderson and his party far from pleased.
The likes of Atletico Madrid and PSG are thought to be eyeing his situation carefully with a view to making a move this summer, and Henderson may fancy the chance of a fresh start.
Klopp and supporters would be left furious with his departure, however, and the most likely scenario still appears to be that he will remain until at least 2023.
Roberto Firmino (2023)
Roberto Firmino had a disappointing 2020-21 season
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One of the players who most divides opinion among neutral fans, Firmino is still adored by the Liverpool faithful, and has always been a favourite of Klopp.
But the Brazilian No.9 had his least prolific campaign in a red shirt last season, scoring only nine goals in his 48 appearances in all competitions.
And at the age of 29 he is not getting any younger, with suggestions from some that he is already past his best.
There is a belief that Kylian Mbappe is still a long-term target for the Reds, and by the time 2023 rolls around he could well be ready and available to take Firmino's position.
Xherdan Shaqiri (2023)
Shaqiri's situation at Liverpool is a curious one.
The 29-year-old has never quite managed to nail down a regular place in the starting 11 since joining from Stoke in 2018, yet has still popped up with some hugely important contributions.
He also impressed in this summer's European Championships, and there have been some suggestions he could yet be given an opportunity to shine by Klopp in the new season.
However, the prospect of a contract extension beyond 2023 still seems highly fanciful, and it is very unlikely he will be at the club beyond then.
Virgil van Dijk (2023)
He couldn't really leave… could he?
Van Dijk formed a reputation as arguably the best centre-back in the world with his towering performances during Liverpool's Premier League-winning 2019-20 campaign.
But a serious injury ruled him out for the majority of last season, and he is still working his way back to full fitness.
And if he does not return to the levels he had previously set, could perhaps Liverpool be tempted to find a replacement?
It appears unlikely, especially given the fact that they have recently reportedly been preparing a new contract offer for the Dutchman.
But in football you just never know…
Mohamed Salah (2023)
Mohamed Salah has been strongly linked with a move to La Liga
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Salah is another man who it is hard to imagine playing for any other team given how significant his contributions to Liverpool have been over the last four seasons.
A stunning 125 goals in 203 games tells you all you need to know, and he has become one of the most feared forwards in world football ever since his £36.5m move from Roma, which now looks like a complete bargain.
However, he has long been linked with a move to La Liga, and has done little to play down interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
By the time 2023 rolls around Salah may well feel he has achieved all he can at Liverpool, and it would be no surprise if he even left next summer so the Reds can recoup some of that money they spent on him rather than letting him leave on a free transfer.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (2023)
It is fair to say that Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a stop-start Liverpool career.
The former Arsenal midfielder is still only 27, but has been dogged by horrendous bad luck with injuries, and missed the first half of last season after suffering a serious knee injury in the summer.
He came back into the fold towards the latter half of the campaign, but was largely restricted to appearances off the bench.
And it is hard to see him staying at Anfield for too much longer, especially if he continues to struggle with fitness concerns.
It is hard to imagine where Liverpool would have been without Fabinho last season, with the Brazilian playing the majority of the campaign as an emergency centre-back amid their defensive injury crisis.
He is deservedly regarded as one of the most important players at the club, and is perhaps slightly underrated by many followers of the game.
Where his long-term future lies, however, is up for debate, and it is worth bearing in mind that the 27-year-old is yet to spend more than three seasons at any team.
The upcoming campaign will be his fourth for Liverpool, and he may well turn his attentions towards a new adventure at the end of it.
Sadio Mane (2023)
Sadio Mane's future is far from clear
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The final cog in Liverpool's famous front three, Mane has also already earned a reputation as a legend at the club given the part he has played in their success in recent years.
However, speculation has grown recently that he has become unhappy at the club, and his relationship with Salah is believed to not exactly be friendly.
Like Salah, he has been linked with a move to Spain, and may be keen on a new challenge after a total of seven years in the Premier League with Liverpool and Southampton.
Again, do not be shocked if this is his last season.
Naby Keita (2023)
Things just haven't worked out for Keita since his move from RB Leipzig three years ago.
Big things were expected of the Guinean central midfielder, but a mixture of injuries and poor form have seen supporters left disappointed with his impact so far.
There is still time for him to make an impression, and 2021-22 could yet be the season where he really makes his presence felt.
But unless things improve quickly it appears highly unlikely that a contract extension will be offered, and the Reds may already be considering cutting their losses.
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