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Liverpool makes contact with Xabi Alonso about replacing Klopp

Liverpool have started discussions with the agent of Xabi Alonso regarding the potential for the Bayer Leverkusen manager to succeed Jurgen Klopp at Anfield this summer.

According to Sport Bild, Liverpool have reached out to Inaki Ibanez, Xabi Alonso’s representative. Leverkusen has been informed of this approach, and the key figures at BayArena are confident that the former midfielder will reject his former club’s offer in favor of remaining at Leverkusen.

Xabi Alonso took over as head coach of Leverkusen in October 2022, when they were second-bottom of the table after eight matches. Under his guidance, they secured a sixth-place finish in the Bundesliga last season. Currently, they lead the Bundesliga table as unbeaten leaders this season, holding an eight-point advantage over reigning champions Bayern.

Besides Liverpool, Bayern, who are also in the market for a new manager as Thomas Tuchel will depart at the end of the season, have shown interest in their former player. However, Leverkusen aims to retain Alonso until the end of his contract, which runs until 2026.

Before contemplating a potential departure to Liverpool or Bayern from Leverkusen in the summer, Alonso hopes to bolster his team’s chances of clinching their first Bundesliga title by defeating Koln on Sunday. Following that, they will shift their focus to their Europa League fixture against Qarabag.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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