Liverpool may have three players demanding to leave after Slot hit with transfer request

Arne Slot could be in for a busy summer in charge of Liverpool. (Image: Getty)

Arne Slot could have three more players knocking on his door and demanding a transfer request following one Liverpool ace’s recent admission.

The Dutchman has only just taken over from the departing Jurgen Klopp, but he’s already got plenty of problems to sort out.

One of them is the future of Sepp van den Berg, who recently admitted frustration around Liverpool’s handling of his career.

The 22-year-old joined Liverpool in 2019, but hasn’t yet made a Premier League appearance for the six-time European champions.

Van den Berg spent the previous season out on loan at Mainz, with rumours about his permanent departure beginning to circle ahead of Slot’s arrival.

Players angling for moves away from Liverpool could become a recurring theme, with Express Sport highlighting three players who may submit transfer requests during the summer window.

Konstantinos Tsimikas

Konstantinos Tsimikas spent the majority of last season on the bench. (Image: Getty)

If Konstantinos Tsimikas’ status as a backup option at Anfield wasn’t confirmed before last season, it certainly is now.

The Greek defender managed just 670 minutes in the Premier League last season, while making only 25 appearances across all competitions.

His game time was hindered by a mid-season collarbone injury, but even when Tsimikas returned to full fitness, the ex-Olympiacos ace struggled for minutes.

Having turned 28 last month, Tsimikas could have to leave Liverpool in the summer, should he wish to secure first-team football.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah was linked with a move away from Liverpool last summer. (Image: Getty)

In a roundabout way, Klopp’s exit could be what ends up keeping Mohamed Salah at the club beyond the summer deadline.

The pair came to blows during one of Klopp’s final games in charge of the Reds, with talk of a fractious relationship behind the scenes.

But with just one year left on his bumper deal, Liverpool might be tempted to cash in on the Egyptian, should Saudi Arabia come knocking again.

It was mooted Liverpool turned down a deal in excess of £150million from Al-Ittihad last summer – money which could be hard to say no to a second time around.

Caoimhin Kelleher

Caoimhin Kelleher struck up a strong relationship with Jurgen Klopp. (Image: Getty)

The search for regular minutes might be something Caoimhin Kelleher also looks to address when the window opens for business.

Kelleher made a name for himself as Alisson Becker’s understudy, but the Irishman has been linked with a move away from the Merseyside club.

What’s more, Kelleher even hinted at a potential Liverpool exit following Klopp’s departure, with the goalkeeper saying: “I was with him [Klopp] for a number of years and he said ‘You became a brilliant goalkeeper in that time.’

“He is going to follow my career wherever I go. He wants to see me playing and to be happy.”

And with close to 50 appearances in a Liverpool shirt to his name, Kelleher is unlikely to have a shortage of suitors, should he decide to hand in a transfer request this summer.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1906258/Liverpool-Arne-Slot-three-players-transfer-requests