Xabi Alonso hints at Liverpool return after leading Leverkusen to first Bundesliga title

Xabi Alonso, the mastermind behind Bayer Leverkusen’s first-ever Bundesliga title, has hinted at a potential Liverpool U-turn. Despite leading Leverkusen to an undefeated season and a 5-0 victory over Werder Bremen, Alonso admitted he “doesn’t know what it means for the future”.

His success in ending Bayern’s 11-year dominance of the Bundesliga has attracted attention from Europe’s top clubs, including his former teams, Bayern and Liverpool. However, the 42-year-old confirmed he will stay with Leverkusen, but made a comment that sparked speculation.

He said: “When I feel that the team is behind me, the feeling that they want to believe, it’s much easier. That was my great enjoyment, that I had the feeling that the team was really committed, and once you have that it’s much easier.

I don’t know what it will mean for the future, but at the moment it feels pretty great.” Despite rumours linking him with other clubs, Alonso recently stated that staying in his current role was the best decision, as there is more work to do at Leverkusen.

He emphasized that he had a meeting with club officials and informed them of his decision to continue as the coach of Bayer Leverkusen. Alonso is tipped to eventually take over at one of the clubs he previously played at.

Liverpool need to replace Jurgen Klopp while Bayern seek someone to take over from Thomas Tuchel. Real Madrid, another of Alonso’s previous clubs, have Carlo Ancelotti tied down.

Bayer Leverkusen’s new sporting director Max Eberl also paid specific tribute to Alonso after Leverkusen’s title was confirmed, stating, “Your football has thrilled the Bundesliga.”

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