Many will remember Xabi Alonso tearing it up for Real Madrid and Spain, but it was with Liverpool where he first made himself known to a wider audience.
The Reds signed the midfielder in 2004 for £10.5m. From that point, he would go on to make 210 appearances in all competitions for the Anfield outfit, racking up 18 goals and nine assists during that time. Not only that, he started the match against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final, scoring as the Merseyside club won on penalties.
Now retired from football, there has been a report linking him to Manchester City, with him being touted to replace Mikel Arteta as part of Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff. This news has been shared on the Empire of the Kop Twitter page, and it is fair to say it has not gone down too well with Liverpool supporters.
Would you mind Xabi Alonso joining Manchester City?
They have taken to the social media platform to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments below.
Don’t do it Xabi.
— Lord Vincent (@vincentbrownlow) April 27, 2020
Don’t do it…you’ll end up being as loved as @themichaelowen
— Craig Edwards (@craigsedwards) April 27, 2020
its better be an inside job
— Мухаммед Азрул (@AzrulDotMy) April 27, 2020
@XabiAlonso would not do that to us, would you?
— Ravi Shah 🇬🇧🇮🇳⚽️ (@Shah89) April 27, 2020
That would end any talk of him returning to LFC for me. Ya can’t conspire against us with Pep, giving him insight into how to deal with Anfield, Hoping we lose games etc then expect to work for us again. Really hope it doesn’t happen. Loved him and always wanted an LFC return.
— MoustacheHis (@MoustacheHis) April 27, 2020
Great. Another secret agent to tear Man City apart from the inside
— Farid Syafril H. (@faridsyafrilh) April 27, 2020
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