What Xabi Alonso is now saying about Liverpool ahead of Europa League draw

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There’s a possibility that Liverpool fans could be treated to a closer look at Xabi Alonso’s managerial credentials ahead of the summer.

The Spanish head coach has been hotly tipped to replace Jurgen Klopp at the end of the season. Following a remarkable 3-2 comeback win over Qarabag in the Europa League, however, his Bayer Leverkusen outfit could now face the Reds in the quarter-finals.

The former Real Madrid midfielder admitted that, though ‘only top teams’ remain in the competition, Liverpool should be considered the ‘favourites’, in comments relayed on X by Ben Jacobs.

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Liverpool sent a big message

Whilst the quality of our prior opponents in Sparta Prague may be questioned, an 11-2 aggregate win anywhere in Europe has to be respected.

With all due respect to Brian Priske’s men – who labelled Liverpool a Champions League standard side – we’ll be of course expecting a tougher challenge from Leverkusen, should we be drawn against the German outfit.

Patrik Schick powered Leverkusen through to the last eight – (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

In the grand context of it being Klopp’s final year at Anfield, youngsters performing at an incredibly high standard, and alternatives filling in more than admirably for starters, one question remains.

Who can stop this seemingly indomitable Liverpool side?

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  1. After bid win, challenge would be more and more challenging. I hope that the recent big win does not harm the advencement of Liverpool.

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