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While Xabi Alonso approaches to Liverpool, this is Guardiola’s verdict on him

The Manchester City manager spoke on the Liverpool’s near future in English football

By Mario Perez

Pep Guardiola gave his verdict on Xabi Alonso's potential signing as Liverpool manager.
Pep Guardiola gave his verdict on Xabi Alonso's potential signing as Liverpool manager.
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Manchester City’s coach Pep Guardiola went under the spotlight in the last few hours after giving his opinion on Liverpool’s near future in English and European football, following the success they had in the Carabao Cup final and regarding the near departure of their manager Jürgen Klopp at the end of the season.

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Guardiola, who has multiple times linked with a potential exit from Manchester City, analyzed the near exit of the German coach from the Reds and the potential replacements that are being rumored to cover his job at Liverpool.

The Catalan manager, asked about Bayer Leverkusen’s coach Xabi Alonso as a potential replacement of Klopp in Liverpool, was clear on his opinion about the Spanish former Liverpool midfielder, who acted as a player in a similar role to that of Guardiola when he used to play for Barcelona in the 90s.

In addition, Guardiola knows really well Xabi Alonso, as the Catalan coach was Alonso’s manager in Bayern Munich before joining Manchester City in 2016, and said to have been very clear that Alonso could be a really good fit for Liverpool’s role.

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In this respect, Guardiola didn’t hesitate on hailing the Spanish coach as a really good manager for any European team. “If you ask me about the job he is doing, honestly? Wow. He’s unbeaten, the only team in modern football that’s unbeaten in all competitions and fighting in that way with Bayern Munich,” said the Catalan coach.

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