The Spaniard, Xabi Alonso, has a strong connection to Liverpool due to his time as a player at the club from 2004 to 2009. During this period, he played a crucial role in the team’s victories, including the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup in 2006.
Alonso is currently involved in a Bundesliga title challenge with Bayer Leverkusen, who are currently leading the league and are set to face Bayern Munich in a crucial match. Additionally, Leverkusen’s domestic cup ambitions are still alive following a dramatic midweek quarter-final win over Stuttgart.
Former Manchester United player Bastian Schweinsteiger recently disclosed Alonso’s desire to manage Liverpool one day. However, Schweinsteiger expressed his preference for Alonso to remain in the Bundesliga for a while longer due to his significant impact on the league.
Leverkusen is still in pursuit of their first top-flight title and their first DFB-Pokal win since 1993. A victory in their upcoming match against Bayern Munich could bolster confidence in their ability to challenge Bayern’s dominance in the Bundesliga.
Reports suggest that Liverpool has made an initial approach for Alonso, but the player himself has remained focused on his current role at Bayer Leverkusen while acknowledging his respect and admiration for Jurgen Klopp and the work he has done at Liverpool.