Xabi Alonso set to sign this first player if he joins as Liverpool manager

By Shyam
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Xabi Alonso

In his first move as Liverpool manager, Xabi Alonso, the presumed successor to Jurgen Klopp, may have to make a significant transfer decision.

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It is no secret that Xabi Alonso is being considered by Liverpool to replace Jurgen Klopp, and should he be hired, the Spaniard may have already made a significant choice.

Ever since Klopp declared he would be leaving the team at the end of the current campaign, Alonso has been the first name on everyone’s lips as the German’s replacement.

This season, Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen team has dominated the Bundesliga, leading the standings by ten points and going undefeated.

The former midfield player for Liverpool is the perfect candidate to succeed Klopp, given his youth, success at the moment, and club history, among other important considerations.

But Alonso’s old teams aren’t the only ones searching for a new manager; fellow Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich also revealed Thomas Tuchel will be departing at the end of the current campaign.

The 42-year-old, though, might already have his sights set on Anfield after making an effort to sign a young player for Liverpool in the summer.

Xabi Alonso’s first Liverpool signing

The Mail claims that Alonso had discussions about defender Luke Chambers going on loan to Wigan Athletic, a League 1 team. Interestingly, Chambers has been used in a back three for the Latics this season, playing in a style akin to Alonso’s Leverkusen.

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Given Chambers’ outstanding play this season, an extension of his loan at the DW Stadium is almost surely in the works, but if Alonso is to take the helm at Anfield, he might have different plans.

Although there are still doubts regarding Alonso’s choice, Jurgen Klopp has reassured supporters that whoever succeeds him won’t face the impossibly difficult situation that many worry will occur.

“I really think it is the perfect moment for a new manager and not the wrong one because we didn’t win everything, we left spaces,” Klopp explained ahead of Liverpool’s draw with Manchester City.

“Go at City after Pep Guardiola and you need to be champion ten years in a row to achieve the same.

“The people here are different. The people gave Bill Shankly the chance, and what came after Bill Shankly, and they are all bigger than we are, and the people will understand in the end that this was a fantastic time and we all enjoyed it like hell,” Klopp continued.

“What a ride. But I am 100 percent sure that what they learned over the years is if we trust and we push then everything is possible. This team will attract top-class managers, 100 percent.

“I came in at the right moment because it got lost a little bit and maybe I was the one who helped everyone to understand again how important it is. The club is special. Not because of the buildings – other clubs have nice stadiums – but because of the people.”

By Shyam
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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.