Xabi Alonso looks like the perfect man to take Liverpool to the promised land, the right man to replace Jurgen Klopp.
After compiling six trophies in nine years, the German gaffer, Jurgen Klopp shockingly announced to the club days ago that he will step down as the manager of Liverpool at the end of the season.
Reasons best known him. Prolly agreed to advanced contract with a different club that will see him earn more than the 100,000 per week he receives at Liverpool.
Many candidates to replace Jurgen Klopp have surfaced on the internet since Jurgen Klopp revealed his intentions.
Many football pundits have suggested Steven Gerrard, Graham Potter, and many proven coaches but the most popular of all suggestions is Xabi Alonso of Bayern Leverkusen.
Yes, a legend of the club and currently a proven coach. Xabi Alonso looks like the exact answer for The Reds.
The Spaniard is currently causing havoc in the Bundesliga sitting on top of the table with 49 points and unbeaten in 28 matches this season.
Xabi Alonso who took charge of the Leverkusen job from Gerardo Seoane in 2022 has shown nothing but greatness. Yes a rough start in his first season which saw him finish in 6th position in the Bundesliga but he is currently showing toughness in the 1st position.
Not just results, beautiful football, chance creation, discipline, and nurturing of talent are the style of Xabi. The Spaniard has mastered the Barcelona-invented Tika-Taka and added a lot of his own to it.
Let’s quickly take a dip into Xabi Alonso’s big tools (System, chance creation, and nurturing of talent)
Xabi Alonso’s system with Leverkusen this season is the 3-4-2-1 formation, a fine system that balances and solidifies midfield, attack, and defense. This system entreats comfort in holding play even at the final third of the opponents. With this system, the Spaniard has outplayed almost all his opponents in terms of ball possession.
85 goals in 28 games played seems insane right? Yes, that’s Xabi Alonso’s gameplay for you. Cutting back, crossing, linking plays, passing to the target man and some other on-field strategy has been Xabi’s big tool this season when it comes to creating chance.
Yes, he nurtures talents too. The likes of Victor Boniface, Florian Witz, and Jeremie Frimpong among others have been hitting bangers under the Spaniard.
Not just proven, Xabi has the qualities and seems to have the exact style that fits perfectly with Liverpool.