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Liverpool to face new obstacles for signing Xabi Alonso

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Liverpool face “huge obstacles” in their pursuit of first-choice manager target Xabi Alonso, sources have told Football Insider.

The 42-year-old Bayer Leverkusen manager has been the Reds’ first choice to replace Jurgen Klopp. Since he announced his intention to quit the club last month.

Alonso has his Leverkusen side sitting top of the Bundesliga and is on course to win a historic treble with the German side this season.

A well-placed source has now told Football Insider in a new update today that Alonso has “reservations” about replacing a legendary figure like Klopp – another “obstacle” to him taking the Anfield hot seat.

The Liverpool boss is adored at Anfield after his trophy-laden nine years at the club. And he is widely considerable as one of the most charismatic managers in world football.

Liverpool continue to do their homework on several manager options. But they are keen to bring Alonso back to the club in the off-season.

However, Bayern Munich are also keen on the Spaniard. Also, Thomas Tuchel set to quit the club later this year.

Liverpool to have problem in signing Xabi Alonso:

Moreover, he is confident that the ex-midfielder is tempted to remain in his post. And he’ll lead Leverkusen out in the Champions League in the 2024-25 campaign.

The German club are totally undefeated this season and could win the Bundesliga, DfB-Pokal and Europa League.

Football Insider revealed on 27 January that Alonso has a clause inserted in his contract. It would allow him to leave for any of his former clubs – Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Real Sociedad.

His deal at Leverkusen is going to continue until June 2026.

Liverpool are currently leading the premier league points table. Liverpool are bouncing back way too high after their disastrous previous season. Moreover, Liverpool will be back in the Champions league again this time.

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