Alonso has five clubs to choose from, including Liverpool

Xabi Alonso sudden emergence as a ‘Klopp successor’ has sent Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso’s stock through the roof. This is because a Spanish soccer expert revealed that there are as many as five clubs, including Liverpool, that are interested in Alonso’s services after local media reported that he is likely to join Liverpool.

‘Alonso has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Jurgen Klopp, who announced his surprise departure, and he has a list of five clubs he would like to join,’ the Mirror reported on Saturday (KST). Coincidentally, most of the clubs on Alonso’s list are the ones he played for during his career.

Alonso, who played for Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, has a reputation as a brilliant strategist since his retirement. He took charge of Leverkusen in October 2022 and has led the club to a 21-match unbeaten run in the league this season, making them a strong title contender, so there’s no arguing with his leadership skills. It’s no wonder Liverpool are considering him as an alternative to Klopp.

However, with a career like this, other clubs are also reportedly interested in Alonso.

Spanish soccer pundit Guillem Balague told the BBC’s BBC Football Sports show that Alonso is open to the possibility of joining five clubs besides Liverpool, including Manchester City, 스포츠토토 Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Real Sociedad.

Balague said: “I’ll tell you a little secret. When Alonso arrived at Leverkusen, he told his agent: ‘If it doesn’t work out here, I’ll go back to Real Sociedad. If it goes well, then Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Munich are next,'” says Ballag. “Add Man City to that list, and you have a list of possible destinations for Alonso.”

In the end, even if Liverpool were to make an internal decision to sign Alonso, there would be competition from other clubs. It will be interesting to see where Alonso ends up next.