There were cheers of joy from Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern after Daily Star journalist Steve Millar claimed that Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso might return to Liverpool in the near future.
According to Millar, Alonso is keen to end his playing days back at his beloved Liverpool and with the 31-year-old’s value quickly depreciating, the Spanish side appear ready to let him leave before his contract expires in 2014.
The report suggests that Alonso has a strong desire to link up again with Steven Gerrard who remains a close friend.
Alonso recently said about Gerrard: “He was a great influence. I learnt a lot from him. We are friends are keep in touch. He is so inspirational.”
The Spaniard enjoyed a memorable five year spell at Anfield, playing a huge part in the team famously clinching the Champions League in 2005 and fans would love to see him return.
However Alonso’s dream may be scuppered by new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers who is unlikely to pay out the large wages necesaary or large enough a transfer fee for a player reaching the twilight of his professional career.