At this point, Xabi Alonso stands out as one of Anfield’s most intriguing potentially available possibilities. The previously beloved player on the Kop has made a seamless transition into coaching, bringing with him his composed demeanour and strong managerial qualities. His influential role at Bayer Leverkusen has been remarkably effective, guiding the team from a dismal position all the way to the top of the Bundesliga within the span of just one year.
Xabi Alonso is becoming an increasingly popular option as Carlo Ancelotti’s current deal draws closer to its conclusion, which positions Alonso as the front-runner for the position. However, Sporting Director Simon Rolfes vouches for Alonso’s dedication to his current role, underlining the fact that the former Real Sociedad player takes careful consideration into account while making decisions.
In the event that Liverpool looks for a new manager but Alonso continues to play for Leverkusen, the Spanish publication SDZ (via Football Espana) recommends a release clause in the range of £13 million to £16 million. In spite of what Rolfes has said, the existence of this clause demonstrates that Leverkusen acknowledges Alonso’s extraordinary qualities as well as the anticipated high demand for his services. Despite this, Liverpool would rather have Alonso join the team, even if it means waiting until a later point.