Xabi Alonso ‘masterclass’ in Leverkusen win v Bayern has Liverpool followers drooling
Xabi Alonso couldn’t probably be in larger inventory proper now after his Bayer Leverkusen aspect put Bayern Munich to the sword on Saturday.
Leverkusen prolonged their hole on the prime of the Bundesliga to 5 factors over Bayern due to a completely deserved 3-0 win at residence towards the champions. Die Werkself have by no means been topped German champions, however look on track to shake the ‘Neverkusen’ tag that caught after 4 consecutive runners-up finishes between 1997 and 2002.
Alonso’s tenure on the BayArena and former hyperlinks to Liverpool as a participant, have made him one of many entrance runners to take over from Jurgen Klopp when he leaves Anfield on the finish of the season – a minimum of from Liverpool followers’ perspective.
The 42-year-old guided Leverkusen to increase their unbeaten run in all competitions this season towards Bayern, as targets from all three of his wing-backs that performed – Josip Stanisic, Alex Grimaldo and second-half substitute Jeremie Frimpong – proved how efficient his wing-back and direct strategy is as they nullified Harry Kane and co.
One fan on Twitter wrote: “I’m watching his Leverkusen team against Bayern tonight and I’m seriously impressed, really exciting team who look devastating going forward, he also seems to be able to get the best out of players, Xhaka and Nathan Tella look class acts”.
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A second stated: “Liverpool win the Premier League. Bayer Leverkusen win Bundesliga. Xabi Alonso joins us in the summer. That’s the dream.” A 3rd added: “My shortlist for new Liverpool manager consists of one name. Alonso.” Another fan merely stated: “Bayer Leverkusen Get In. Bring Alonso To Liverpool Now.” While a fifth embraced: “Xabi Alonso (four drooling emojis)”. And different Liverpool supporters branded the Leverkusen efficiency a ‘masterclass’ from Alonso.
Alonso is simply in his fifth 12 months of administration, and his second at Leverkusen after beforehand taking cost of Real Sociedad’s B workforce earlier than becoming a member of the German giants. There has been no resolution on who will exchange Klopp this summer time, however the Spaniard will definitely be one of many favourites.