It seems that Liverpool are showing a strong inclination towards Xabi Alonso as they search for the perfect candidate to succeed Jurgen Klopp as manager.
Alonso, currently the manager of Bayer Leverkusen, has garnered attention from multiple clubs across Europe. The owners of Liverpool believe that Alonso would be an ideal fit to take over at Anfield, seeing him as the perfect successor to Jurgen Klopp.
Over the past weekend, Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen team secured a significant victory over Bayern Munich, which has notably bolstered his professional credentials.
According to reports from Tuttomercatoweb, Liverpool currently the leading the race to acquire Alonso’s services.
The report suggests that Bayern Munich are eyeing Alonso as a potential replacement, particularly in light of uncertainties surrounding Thomas Tuchel’s future with the club. Barcelona have also emerged as a contender alongside Liverpool in the pursuit of Alonso, whose father has previously played for the La Liga outfit.
Furthermore, it is reported that Liverpool took the initial steps in expressing interest in Alonso. This proactive stance sheds light on why Real Madrid, a potential competitor, will not be pursuing Alonso, as they remain loyal to Carlo Ancelotti.
Liverpool might find themselves with a clear path to pursue Alonso under these circumstances. His Bayer Leverkusen squad has managed an impressive streak of 31 unbeaten matches, positioning them as potential contenders to challenge Bayern Munich in the ongoing German season.
However, Alonso’s transition to Liverpool could face hurdles due to the contrasting experiences and demands. The level of scrutiny and expectations in England, particularly for a manager of Liverpool, differs significantly from what he encountered at his German club.
Unlike his relatively pressure-free entry into the German league, the spotlight on managers at Liverpool intensifies, demanding a higher standard of performance.
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