Bayern Munich Legend Shares The "Big Dream" Of Leading Target To Replace Jurgen Klopp As Liverpool Manager
As the season progresses, speculation mounts regarding Jurgen Klopp's successor at Liverpool. Among the potential candidates, Xabi Alonso's name looms large, with his former teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger shedding light on Alonso's aspirations during his coverage of the Bayer Leverkusen game for ARD in Germany on Tuesday.
The Bundesliga outfit was in action in the DFB Pokal, securing a thrilling 3-2 win over Stuttgart.
Without Wataru Endo after his summer move to Anfield, VFB were unable to stop the Leverkusen train as Alonso guides his side to what could be an historic season for the manager as well as the club.
With Alonso linked with a move to Liverpool, Schweinsteiger has revealed its the player's dream to move to Anfield to replace Jurgen Klopp.
An overview of Alonso's Liverpool career as a player
Xabi Alonso's connection with Liverpool runs deep, having graced the Anfield pitch as a player from 2004 to 2009.
His midfield mastery and pivotal role in Liverpool's successes endeared him to the fans, cementing his legacy as one of the club's modern greats.
Alonso's instrumental contributions to Liverpool's UEFA Champions League triumph in 2005 and FA Cup victory in 2006 further solidify his status as a revered figure in the club's history.
Why Alonso managing Liverpool would be a dream come true for both player and club
For Alonso, the prospect of managing Liverpool represents the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
Former Bayern Munich teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger's revelation underscores Alonso's deep-seated desire to return to Anfield, this time in a managerial capacity.
During a live broadcast for ARD in Germany on Tuesday, Schweinsteiger emphasized Alonso's pivotal role in the Bundesliga title race, highlighting his managerial prowess and impact at Bayer Leverkusen.
“I know Xabi and I believe that it is his big dream to coach Liverpool one day," Schweinsteiger revealed.
"I certainly think it’s possible that he will move to Liverpool in the summer.
“I want him to stay in the Bundesliga for a bit longer because he is a godsend for the Bundesliga.
“Were it not for Leverkusen being so good, Bayern would already be miles ahead in terms of points.
“Then the situation would be different. But because Leverkusen are so good, we have a title race.”
While Alonso's immediate focus remains on steering Bayer Leverkusen to success, his long-term ambitions may align with a return to Liverpool.
His tactical acumen, coupled with his deep understanding of the club's ethos, makes him an ideal candidate to carry forward Klopp's legacy.
For Liverpool, appointing Alonso would not only honour their illustrious past but also pave the way for a promising future under the stewardship of a beloved former player turned manager.
As the managerial saga unfolds, Liverpool fans eagerly await the next chapter, hopeful that Alonso's "big dream" of managing the club will someday become a reality.
Stay tuned to Anfield Central for all the latest developments on Liverpool's managerial front.