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Liverpool make initial contact for Jurgen Klopp's successor

The Reds are reportedly eying Xabi Alonso from Leverkusen

Liverpool Football Club has reportedly initiated contact with Bayer Leverkusen manager, Xabi Alonso, in a bid to replace Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season. This move comes shortly after Klopp announced his decision to leave the club, marking an end to his nine-year reign at Anfield.

Reports indicate that Liverpool made their first approach for their former midfielder, Alonso. The Spanish football manager currently sits atop Liverpool's managerial wishlist as they seek a worthy successor for the German coach.

Alonso has been making waves in European football with his impressive performance at Leverkusen. He is currently overseeing an unbeaten table-topping Bundesliga campaign which has caught the attention of many clubs across Europe.

Alonso may leave BayArena with Bundesliga title to his name

Despite being courted by one of Europe’s elite clubs, Alonso insists he is content at BayArena and remains focused on ending Bayern Munich’s 11-year dominance of the Bundesliga title. His commitment was evident when he led Leverkusen to a 3-0 victory over Thomas Tuchel's Bavarians on February 10th.

However, it appears that there might be more than just Liverpool interested in securing his services. The hierarchy at Allianz Arena also admires him and could potentially consider him if they decide to change their current management setup due to Bayern Munich faltering this season - sitting second in Bundesliga and trailing five points behind Leverkusen.

Xabi Alonso can become the face of Liverpool’s new arena

With Klopp’s departure this summer along with his coaching staff and recruitment team leaving Merseyside giants, it marks a new era for Liverpool FC. As such, bringing back someone like Alonso who enjoyed much success during his time as a player could be seen as an ideal move.

During his tenure as a player with Liverpool FC from 2004-2009, he made 210 appearances and won four major trophies with the Premier League giants. An emotional return to a club he enjoyed much success with could be on the cards, providing an exciting prospect for Liverpool fans.

While it remains to be seen whether Alonso will make the move back to Liverpool, his impressive managerial record at Leverkusen makes him a strong contender for Klopp's successor. As Liverpool enters this new era, fans will undoubtedly be watching closely as their beloved club navigates these significant changes.

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