After winning seven of their first 10 games of the new season, the club managed by Jurgen Klopp is now positioned in fourth place in the Premier League standings.
The most recent success that the Reds have had in the Carabao Cup was a 2-1 victory against Bournemouth. This victory has set up a quarterfinal clash with West Ham United for the month of December.
Klopp will be hopeful that his squad can keep their winning streak going against the Hatters, who have only one victory to their name since returning to the Premier League.
The German, however, appears to be on the verge of losing one of his most experienced players in the near future as the buildup to the game continues.
According to Football Insider, Thiago Alcantara, a midfielder for Liverpool, will not be returning to the club at the conclusion of the current season because his contract will not be renewed.
The Brazilian moved to Liverpool from German champions Bayern Munich three years ago, but he has struggled with a variety of injuries throughout his time spent playing for the club on Merseyside.
The 32-year-old defender has appeared in 97 total games for Jurgen Klopp’s squad across all competitions; however, he has been unable to participate at all this season owing to a hip injury that he suffered earlier in the year and has been out for the entirety of the campaign.
Since Thiago has not appeared in a game for Liverpool since April, it is widely believed that he will not renew his membership with the club once his current deal expires in the summer.
Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and James Milner were all moved on from Liverpool’s midfield during the summer transfer window, which resulted in a comprehensive overhaul of the position.
Although Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, and Ryan Gravenberch were all brought in as replacements, it is probable that one more of Klopp’s more experienced players will be released in the coming months.