Our Liverpool supporters were absolutely ecstatic in the Football Transfer Tavern earlier, not only because the international break is now reaching a close but for the fact that many sources including the Liverpool Echo claim Xabi Alonso could well be on his way back to Anfield.
The Echo referenced German reports in BILD that confirmed Bayern Munich will NOT be offering the 33-year-old a new deal at the Allianz Arena with the path clear for the former Anfield darling to make an emotional return in the summer.
Of course, Alonso is now reaching the twilight of his professional career but he has already proved he can still cut it at the very top and lets face it, Liverpool’s midfield is hardly bursting with world beaters at the moment.
Clearly going to be one of the best free transfers out there on the market for next summer, many clubs will be clamouring for the former Real Madrid man’s signature but Anfield holds a special place in Alonso’s heart and with transfer reunions being more commonplace nowadays, Liverpool have good reason to feel optimistic.
But with Jurgen Klopp set to really define his Liverpool squad in the next two transfer windows, we wonder who might be following Alonso into Anfield again? Here’s five men who might be.
Click on the image below to reveal the five players who could follow Xabi Alonso to Liverpool.