Fabrizio Romano Claims Liverpool Have Held “Internal Discussion” One Manager After Alonso Blow

Xabi Alonso’s aspirations of assuming the helm as the next Liverpool manager have been dashed, as recent developments indicate his exclusion from contention.

Following Jurgen Klopp’s declaration of his impending departure from the club this summer, speculation had been rife linking Alonso to the managerial role at Anfield.

With his commendable performance at Bayer Leverkusen this season, Alonso had emerged as the preferred choice among many Liverpool supporters to succeed Klopp, establishing himself as the frontrunner for the position.

Nevertheless, recent reports surfacing overnight have all but confirmed Alonso’s unlikely transition to Anfield at the conclusion of the current season, according to sources cited by the Telegraph.

Liverpool Already Held Internal Discussion With One Manager

Xabi Alonso’s potential as a managerial prospect for Liverpool is widely acknowledged. Leading Bayer Leverkusen to the summit of the Bundesliga standings is a remarkable feat, with victory seemingly imminent.

The Spaniard’s prowess has garnered admiration not only from Liverpool but also from Bayern Munich, who are vying to secure him as their new manager.

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Despite the allure of other clubs, Alonso seems inclined to prolong his tenure at Bayer Leverkusen for at least another season, leaving Liverpool to explore alternative options. According to updates provided by Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool are not prepared to wait indefinitely for Alonso to reconsider his decision.

In response, Liverpool have held internal discussion regarding potential successors to Jurgen Klopp, with Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim emerging as a prominent candidate.

However, the pursuit of a new manager extends beyond Amorim, as Liverpool meticulously evaluate various contenders for the role.

Romano tweeted: “Liverpool won’t wait anymore for Xabi Alonso — as Ruben Amorim will be an option already discussed internally, not the only one.

“Bayern are prepared to wait until Xabi make official decision, but he’s expected to stay at Leverkusen until June 2025… with release clause.”

What Data Analysts Actually Think of Ruben Amorim at Liverpool

Liverpool, much like many other leading clubs in contemporary football, adopt a data-centric strategy in their decision-making process. This methodology will once again come into play as they navigate the appointment of Jurgen Klopp’s successor this upcoming summer.

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Ruben Amorim

For a considerable period, Xabi Alonso has been touted as the prime candidate for the managerial position. However, an exhaustive evaluation conducted by a data analytics firm unveiled that Alonso might not be the ideal fit for the Reds’ managerial role.

This comprehensive analysis involved the computation of eight pivotal metrics, culminating in Alonso’s ranking just one step above the bottom, with a lackluster score of 106.

Contrastingly, Ruben Amorim emerged as the frontrunner according to the data-driven assessment for Liverpool’s managerial vacancy. Amorim garnered a commendable rating of 144.7, positioning him marginally over six points adrift of the incumbent German, Klopp.

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