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When does the summer transfer window 2024 open? What to expect from Liverpool under Arne Slot

Arne Slot waves goodbye to Feyenoord fans on the pitch at De Kuip.
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Liverpool will not be making wholesale changes in the transfer market this summer akin to what happened in 2023, but with Arne Slot taking over from Jürgen Klopp, there will be some alterations to the squad.

The number one priority should be to replace the departing Joël Matip with a center-back likely to be high on the agenda. Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konaté and Jarell Quansah are the other options, all of which are strong, but Liverpool could do with having one more body to call upon.

Elsewhere, another midfielder could be beneficial. Ideally, Liverpool would be able to find a world-class holding player but last summer showed that doing so is tricky. Having made a monster bid for Moisés Caicedo, Wataru Endō was turned to as a left-field solution.

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It remains to be seen whether there is another player on the market this summer that could be Liverpool's version of Declan Rice or Rodri but there are no obvious options in that department. Adding more depth in the center of the pitch would be ideal but with Stefan Bajčetić returning and Bobby Clark among those vying for more minutes, the Reds are already relatively well-stocked.

The same can be said of the forward line with Mohamed Salah having already confirmed that he will be staying. Tying him down to a new contract should be a priority with the Egyptian currently only on a deal until the end of next season.

While Luis Díaz and Darwin Núñez have both been linked with exits, Liverpool should be adding more depth to its attack this summer rather than losing anyone. Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota are also at the club but the latter has proven to be injury prone.

Having one more player available in forward areas would offer another option to turn to off the bench and would also allow Slot to rotate in that area more often. Doing that could keep players fresher and avoid injury issues as much as possible.

For Premier League clubs, the summer window will officially open on Friday, June 14. Liverpool and the other English teams will be able to conduct business until the window closes on Friday, August 30. The transfer deadline will arrive at 11pm BST (1pm west coast and 4pm east coast in the US).

Liverpool.com says: An exciting summer could lie ahead for Liverpool. Contracts are as big a priority as signings and it will be fascinating to see how the Reds get on when it comes to adjusting to life under a new head coach. Pre-season will be a vital time to see what Slot's version of Liverpool is going to look like.