Jurgen Klopp is set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season. Liverpool managerial target Xabi Alonso enhanced his reputation with a 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich. His Bayer Leverkusen side now leads the Bundesliga by five points after 21 matches.
Following Klopp’s announcement, speculation has arisen about his successor. Roberto De Zerbi and Ruben Amorim have been linked to the summer vacancy, but Alonso remains the favored option. The Spaniard has excelled since joining Leverkusen, with his team unbeaten this season.
Leverkusen’s latest victory asserted them as firm favorites for the title. They opened the scoring in the 18th minute and doubled their lead at the 50-minute mark. Bayern’s attempt to rally back was unsuccessful, and Leverkusen sealed the win in the 95th minute.
Thomas Tuchel and Harry Kane, known for getting results over Klopp’s Liverpool, were left stunned by the thumping. Alonso’s tactical performance against Bayern will have caught the eye of Liverpool, as he adapted his system to a more direct, aggressive style of play, which proved effective. Leverkusen are aware it will be tough to fend off suitors for Alonso this summer, but delivering a league title would soften the blow of his potential departure.