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Liverpool shortlist Portuguese manager as possible alternative to Xabi Alonso

Reds have prepared backup plan for Xabi Alonso with Bayern in frame

Liverpool Football Club is reportedly considering Portuguese manager Ruben Amorim as a potential alternative to Xabi Alonso in their ongoing search for Jurgen Klopp's successor. The club has been actively looking for a new manager since Klopp announced his departure at the end of this season.

Bayer Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso, a former Liverpool player, was initially identified as the top target. However, convincing him to leave his current position might prove challenging. Alonso has been making significant strides in Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen, leading his team to top the league table by eight points after 22 games and maintaining an undefeated record in all competitions so far this season.

Recognizing the potential difficulty in luring Alonso back to Merseyside, Liverpool has wisely decided not to put all their eggs in one basket and have started exploring other options. According to reports, Premier League giants now have Sporting Lisbon head coach Ruben Amorim on their radar.

Ruben Amorim has completely revamped Sporting with his system

Amorim's performance at Sporting Lisbon has been equally impressive where he led the club into second position in Liga Portugal table with 55 points from 21 games. They are currently tied on points with first-placed Benfica but have an advantage of one game.

Under Amorim’s leadership, his team recorded 18 victories out of 21 matches played so far while suffering only two defeats and achieving one draw. His team also boasts an impressive tally of scoring 60 goals while conceding just 19 goals - reflecting his tactical acumen and ability to build strong teams that can compete at high levels.

As Liverpool continues its search for Jurgen Klopp’s successor ahead of next season, it is demonstrating strategic foresight by considering multiple options like Ruben Amorim alongside Xabi Alonso. As summer approaches and transfer talks heat up further, both sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts will be keenly watching how this managerial hunt unfolds.

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