Paul Merson Names Champions League Winner as Xabi Alonso Alternative to Replace Jurgen Klopp

Xabi Alonso’s name is now prominently discussed as the potential successor to Jurgen Klopp as the next manager for Liverpool.

The imminent transition at Anfield comes with a significant challenge, given the remarkable job Jurgen Klopp has accomplished.

Should Xabi Alonso secure the Bundesliga title with Bayer Leverkusen, he appears to be the clear choice, endorsed by Paul Merson, who stated to Sportskeeda, ‘you wouldn’t look past him.’

However, in the event of a setback in the Bundesliga race, Paul Merson is quick to suggest Bayern Munich’s Thomas Tuchel as a possible alternative.

Thomas Tuchel, aged 50, was sacked by Chelsea in September 2022, resulting in a subsequent decline in the club’s performance.

At Stamford Bridge, he displayed an outstanding performance, reaching the pinnacle in the Champions League final victory against Manchester City.

This noteworthy achievement undoubtedly adds merit to the German’s professional record. Consequently, the question arises: Could Jurgen Klopp find a successor in his fellow countryman when he eventually departs?

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Thomas Tuchel as Jurgen Klopp Replacement?

“If they had to hire a new manager tomorrow, I don’t think they’d look past Xabi Alonso, who has taken his Bayer Leverkusen side to the Bundesliga summit ahead of Bayern Munich,” said Merson.

“However, by the end of the season, if Bayern Munich pip them for the title, then Liverpool could even look at Thomas Tuchel as a potential option.”

Thomas Tuchel an Underrated Manager

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Having consistently delivered results from PSG to Bayern, he not only excels on the field but also exhibits adept man-management skills.

Klopp’s triumphs at Merseyside extend beyond trophies; his ability to unite individuals and engage with both media and fans stands out.

Tuchel, within the confines of Anfield, has the potential to instill a similar sense of unity and achieve ongoing success in securing silverware.

Undoubtedly, his impressive CV and capacity to handle the pressures associated with a significant managerial role make him a compelling candidate.

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