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Xabi Alonso Bayer's clause that links him to Liverpool amid Klopp near exit

By Mario Perez

Xabi Alonso Bayer's clause that links him to Liverpool amid Klopp near exit

Liverpool could make a shocking move for the Spanish coach in the summer

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Liverpool’s owners keep on working with the main goal of achieving a new manager for the club after Klopp’s announcement of exit from the institution in the last few hours, and Xabi Alonso from Bayer Leverkusen is the main candidate pointed by everybody in the media and the fans, convinced that he would be the right piece to adjust to Liverpool in record time.

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In this sense, it would be worth remembering that the Spanish manager played for Liverpool as a midfielder before retiring, having made 210 appearances for the Reds from 2004 to 2009, scored 18 goals and given 20 assists during his time at the Merseyside institution, where he is nicely remembered.

His development as a coach in Bayer Leverkusen after having played for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid as a player has impressed the Liverpool fans, who are huge admirers of his happy and offensive style of football, considered the right option to continue Jürgen Klopp’s steps in the club during the next few years, which has made the Reds turning their eyes to the Spanish coach, whose release clause at Leverkusen has been subject of controversy.

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Alonso, who has his Bayer Leverkusen as a leader of the Bundesliga after having won 15 games and drawn 3 from 18 in Bundesliga this season, has contract with Leverkusen until 2026 as reported Florian Prettenberg for Sky Germany, Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro recently revealed to journalist Ben Jacobs on SoccerexTV that Xabi doesn’t have any release clause in his contract, which could make things easier for Liverpool. “You don’t need a clause. We have a very, very good relationship with Xabi and he knows that we are a serious club . At the end of the day, we are not going to force someone to stay if he doesn’t want to stay”, said Carro.

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