Xabi Alonso… What a footballer!
Bar Steven Gerrard, the Spaniard is probably the best midfielder Liverpool have had during the Premier League era. But according to reports, he’s hanging up his boots at the end of this season, where he likely add another title to his personal collection with Bayern Munich.
Playing in a deep-lying playmaker role, Alonso controlled tempo and sprayed ludicrous passes for fun.
As a result of this he racked up a number of assists, but also scored 18 goals during his Anfield tenure – many of which were completely special.
Most come from outside of the area, and two famously come from inside his own half!