Lothar Matthaus urges Xabi Alonso to snub Liverpool and remain at Bayer Leverkusen

Liverpool have been linked with Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso, but Lothar Matthaus has urged him to stay put.

Xabi Alonso has been exceptional for Bayer Leverkusen, and Liverpool are hoping to bring him in as a replacement for Jurgen Klopp, who will leave at the end of the season.

German football legend Lothar Matthaus has now urged the Spaniard to continue at Bayer Leverkusen and snub the opportunity to move to the Premier League. Alonso has an exciting project at the club, and it will be interesting to see if he is prepared to move on in the summer.

“I think his job at Leverkusen is not finished: he was a coach before he sat on the bench and that helps him,” he said (GDS h/t Sport Witness) before adding, “It would be difficult to repeat Klopp’s results immediately, while in the Bundesliga he is more protected to grow and win. Then there will be time to go to a big team, maybe Real Madrid.”

The opportunity to join his former club can be hard to turn down for the Spanish manager. Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world, and it would be a massive opportunity for Xabi Alonso.

The 42-year-old has impressed with his management in the Bundesliga this season, and Bayer Leverkusen are currently on top of the league table. Alonso will hope to guide them to a league title and move on to bigger adventures.

Liverpool have a talented squad at their disposal, and a quality young manager like Xabi Alonso would be ideal for them. The Spanish manager knows the club well, and he should be able to settle in quickly. In addition, he is adored by the Liverpool fans. So, the appointment is likely to be met with warmth and excitement.

He is widely regarded one of the finest young managers in world football right now, and Liverpool would do well to secure his services in the coming months. It will be interesting to see if they can convince the Spaniard to take up a new challenge at the end of the season. Klopp recently confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the season and he needs some time off from the game.

Replacing the German manager will not be an easy task. He has helped Liverpool win every single trophy at the club level apart from the Europa League. Alonso will certainly be under a lot of pressure if he moves to Liverpool, but he has the pedigree to succeed in the Premier League, and Liverpool have a talented squad that can help him realise his ambitions.

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