Xabi Alonso seems to be the fan favourite to replace Jurgen Klopp should the German manager eventually leave Liverpool.
Since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2015, Klopp has transformed Liverpool into one of the best teams in the league and at a certain point, the world.
But as the Merseyside club has dipped below expectations this season, rumours about the German’s departure have become more frequent. Although he is unlikely to leave this season, he will eventually head for the exit, and many potential replacements have already been named.
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For fans anyway, club legend, Xabi Alonso is top of that list.
The Spanish manager is currently in charge of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and has blown fans away with his success.
When Alonso took over, Leverkusen was battling it out at the bottom of the table but they’re now within touching distance of European football.
📊 Before Xabi Alonso took over, Bayer Leverkusen were 17th place with 5 points in 8 games.
They’re now 9th place and 8 points off European football!🇪🇸🔥 pic.twitter.com/YAkFzNqXga
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) March 6, 2023
The way he read the game when he played was incredible, no surprises he’s been a very competent manager so far.
— Honest Hendo (@HonestHendo) March 17, 2023
“If we’re eventually to be managed by another ex-Red, I’d take it being Xabi over Stevie in a heartbeat.” A Twitter user said.
There is no doubt that he is on his way to becoming a top manager, whether that will be at Anfield however is still up for debate.