42-year-old tipped to replace Klopp has been urged to snub Liverpool

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Liverpool are on the lookout for a new manager and Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso is one of the names on their radar.

Alonso has had great success at Liverpool as a player. Despite that, former German player Lothar Matthaüs feels the 42-year-old should not return to the Merseyside club.

In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Matthaus talked about the fact that Alonso has unfinished business at Leverkusen and he should stay at the club for longer.

The former German international feels there will be too much pressure on the former Liverpool midfielder at Anfield. It won’t be easy to replicate the kind of results Jurgen Klopp has managed. As a result, he should stay in Germany and continue to grow as a manager.

Mattaus said on Gazzetta dello Sport via SportWitness: “I think his job at Leverkusen is not finished: he was a coach before he sat on the bench and that helps him. It would be difficult to repeat Klopp’s results immediately, while in the Bundesliga he is more protected to grow and win. Then there will be time to go to a big team, maybe Real Madrid.”

Matthaus feels the 42-year-old should wait for the perfect moment before making a switch. There could be a possibility of an even bigger team knocking on the door, maybe Real Madrid could come calling.

Alonso has worked wonders in the ongoing season, with his team currently top of the Bundesliga standings and they haven’t lost since the start of the 2023/24 season. He could be the ideal replacement for Klopp who has decided to end his successful stint with the Merseyside club.

It remains to be seen whether Alonso decides to snub Liverpool and continue in Germany for now.

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  1. Alonso should truly stay at Leverkusen….. There’s no better advice than that ot the great Matthaus….

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