🚨 Xabi Alonso reveals why he snubbed Liverpool to stay at Bayer Leverkusen

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The Liverpool legend was tipped to take over from Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season.

Xabi Alonso’s impressive season at Bayer Leverkusen where his team remain unbeaten and on the brink of claiming the Bundesliga had made him the favourite to replace Klopp in the Anfield dugout.

However, he recently announced he is staying at Leverkusen and has given more detail about his choice to remain in Germany.

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Speaking to TNT Sports he said: “There were many reasons [for deciding to stay at the club]. After one year, we’re building a team, we’re building a great spirit here.

“There were many reasons and so many players. The season has been great so far, and for sure we want to keep having this thing together.

“I felt part of it. After one year, it didn’t feel like the right timing, and that’s why I’m committed.”

Alonso’s Leverkusen are next in action today when they take on West Ham in a Europa League quarter-final clash.

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