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Next Liverpool Coach: Xabi Alonso ‘dreams of coaching the Reds one day’ – Bastian Schweinsteiger

Tom Weber
Tom Weber

  • Updated: 7 Feb 2024 20:03 GMT
  • 3 min read
Xabi Alonso, Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool
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Bastian Schweinsteiger believes that Xabi Alonso is keen to become Liverpool‘s next coach.

The Reds are looking for a successor to Jurgen Klopp, who surprisingly announced in January that he will depart Liverpoolat the end of the current campaign. Whoever comes in to replace the German has some massive shoes to fill and there aren’t many out there who seem ready for this challenge.

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One of the favourites to replace Klopp is beloved former Reds star Xabi Alonso. The Spaniard is doing a brilliant job with Bayer Leverkusen, sitting top of the Bundesliga and masterminding a victory over a very good Stuttgartside in the DFB-Pokal quarter-final on Tuesday to keep up his club’s invincible record this season.

His impressive record since taking over a relegation-battling Werkselflast season has not only piqued the interest of Liverpool, with Chelseareportedly lining the 42-year-old up to replace Mauricio Pochettino should he fail to turn the Blues’ fortunes around. However, according to his former teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger, Alonso has his heart set on leading the Reds.

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Alonso’s Liverpool dream

The former Bayernand Man Utd midfielder revealed that he would not be shocked to see Alonso take over at Liverpool, echoing what another ex-teammate, Claudio Pizarro, recently told FootballTransfers.

Speaking on ARD, Schweinsteiger said: “I know Xabi and I believe that it is his big dream to coach Liverpool one day. I certainly think it’s possible that he will move to Liverpool in the summer.”

“I want him to stay in the Bundesliga for a bit longer because he is a godsend for the Bundesliga. Were it not for Leverkusen being so good, Bayern would already be miles ahead in terms of points. Then the situation would be different. But because Leverkusen are so good, we have a title race.”

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