Liverpool’s legend, Xabi Alonso has cleared the air on the possibility of him joining the Merseyside club following the exit of Jurgen Klopp.
Alonso was speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of Bayer Leverkusen’s game against Borussia Monchengladbach which will be played on Saturday, January 27, 2024.
He expressed his shock about Klopp’s decision to leave Liverpool.
“I was surprised by Jurgen’s news. I have huge respect for Jurgen and Liverpool. At the moment I am really happy here and enjoying my work. Each day and game is a challenge. We are on an intense and beautiful journey here at Leverkusen.”
He said his attention is on Bayer Leverkusen and he also respects what Klopp has done for Liverpool.
“Speculation is normal, but I have great respect and admiration for what Jurgen has done at Liverpool in the last nine years, and how he’s done it. He has a connection with the fans, he’s done a great job, but my focus is here at Bayer Leverkusen. I have great motivation to do a good job here, I’m very happy with the team, with the club, with everything, so that’s my focus. My focus isn’t on May, it’s on tomorrow ahead of our game against Gladbach and on helping my players to be ready. But what I will say is it was surprising what happened at Liverpool with Jurgen leaving.”
Liverpool supporters will hope that whoever replaces Klopp will be able to replicate the same success that the German brought to the club.