Liverpool remain on track to achieve the unprecedented feat of winning all four trophies in Jurgen Klopp’s final season at the club.
Last week, the football community was taken aback by Klopp’s announcement that he would be stepping down after nearly a decade with Liverpool.
While this news saddened many devoted Liverpool fans, it triggered discussions about Klopp’s successor.
Cesc Fabregas, a trusted colleague of Klopp, is endorsing Xabi Alonso for the position, affirming that Alonso possesses the necessary qualities, stating that “he is able to do it” and highlighting Alonso’s comprehensive career achievements, as shared with Planet Football.
The legendary midfielder, currently coaching in Italy, commends Bayer Leverkusen’s thriving coach, emphasising Alonso is “very intelligent”, has the “adaptability” and “personality” deemed fitting for the prestigious role at Anfield.
Transitioning from coaching at Real Sociedad B to potentially dethroning Bayern Munich’s 11-year dominance in Germany, Xabi Alonso stands on the brink of a significant achievement. If successful, he could emerge as the apparent successor to Jurgen Klopp, signaling a change in the football landscape.
Delving into Xabi Alonso’s coaching prowess, Cesc Fabregas expressed his admiration, describing him as a coach who is truly “really good.”
Will Xabi Alonso Become Liverpool’s Next Manager?
“The good thing with Xabi is that he is a very intelligent guy,” said Fabregas. “He has been up there and he has done it all. He has won it all. He knows the standards that are being set at Liverpool. The crowd love him.
“Also, I think he is a really good coach. He has got good ideas. Maybe he plays slightly differently, but I think he has got adaptability. This is what I see in him. I saw him when he was the coach of Real Sociedad B.
“Now at Bayer Leverkusen, he does different things that means he is capable of adapting to the situation and to different type of players to what he has got. And he has the right mentality.
“Again, we go back to it, the personality, to take it on board, to take the pressure and the challenge, because it won’t be easy, 100%. It won’t be like, ‘he has gone back there and we will start winning things straight away’. You need to make people believe straight away that you are the right guy for them.
“He is young, but Xabi, the great thing about him is that he has very clear ideas. He is an intelligent and stable guy. He has the right personality. It’s a big shout, but I agree, he is able to do it.”
How Will Liverpool End the Season?
Can the Reds secure all four trophies this season? Their near miss last time was incredibly tense, especially during the final game of the season and the Champions League final, spanning about 180 crucial minutes.
Should they replicate that proximity, fans will genuinely start believing in the possibility. At the very least, they are confident in clinching multiple trophies, posing a significant challenge for the next manager.
Replacing Klopp is inherently challenging due to his profound connection with the fans. If Alonso steps in, the support for him will be unwavering.