Alonso ‘Favours’ Liverpool Return As He Edges Towards Madrid Exit

By on December 6, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Xabi Alonso is linked with a sensational return to Liverpool.

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Xabi Alonso could be set for a sensational return to Liverpool after casting doubt over his future at Real Madrid, according to the Daily Express.

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The Spanish international is not negotiating a new contract at the Bernebeu, which could prompt a move away from the club as early as January. The Express claim Liverpool would be interested in re-signing the midfielder with Alonso understood to ‘favour’ a move back to Anfield when he does leave Madrid.

Alonso enjoyed a hugely successful five-year spell at Liverpool between 2004-2009 making over 200 appearances for the club, and played an integral part in their Champions League triumph in 2005.

The 31-year-old struck-up an impressive partnership with Steven Gerrard in the middle of the park and the pair could be about to line-up together once again if reports of a return to the club are to be believed.

Alonso has been a huge success at Madrid and played an important role in Jose Mourinho’s side wrestling the La Liga title from Barcelona’s grasp last year, but with his future up in the air and no new contract looking likely, a move back to Merseyside could be on the cards.

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Pass-master Alonso would fit in well with Brendan Rodgers new vision for how he wants Liverpool to play, and a midfield trio of Alonso, Leiva and Gerrard would be a mouthwatering prospect for Reds fans. But after splashing out big-bucks on Joe Allen in the summer, would Rodgers be prepared to sign Alonso and curb the Welshman’s development?

Would Liverpool fans like to see Alonso return to the club? Get involved in the comments section.

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26 Comments

  1. Dexter

    December 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Hell yeah!!!!!!

  2. Candia hittler

    December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Its so nice to the at liverpool again,plz sign him ,now liverpool is going back to de top.

  3. Falade abiola

    December 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Welcome back master pass.

  4. Ritters at Hale

    December 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    A new partnership with Gerrard ?

    Stevie is 33 in a few week’s time and can hardly move now , leave the poor bloke alone .

  5. Ebuka ifionu

    December 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Alonso Please come back to us,we’re missing u

  6. Jack Lynch

    December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Big fan of alonso, never wanted him to leave. However i don’t think that this would work. Alonso would not be suited to Rogers’ 433 formation as he is too direct in his play. Plus it’s just far fetched speculation anyway!

  7. AndyW

    December 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    A great player still but unless he was very cheap and wage demands were low he wouldn’t interest FSG

  8. Samsam

    December 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    We need him.pls resign him.i wil be hppy 2 see him back

  9. Violin

    December 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    It wil be gud to see u come back, Gerrard is getin tire this dayz, we need u back pls

  10. Peter Vincent

    December 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Joe Allen could learn a lot by working with Xabi Alonso…

  11. davidoyadan

    December 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    great player liverpool prodigy nice to see him back it will be great,still have the charisma liverpool needs love you ALOUSO.

  12. sondomary

    December 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I want him back,great master άπϑ a true Fans of LFC

  13. Charleston

    December 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    PIE IN THE SKY!

  14. general

    December 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    alonso i personally will b apier 2 see u back,com nd bring d old age history….i love u

  15. warren sam

    December 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I always seen him as a liverpool boy even when he was away, its great to know that he wants to come back, this can lift us up

  16. Chidivine

    December 6, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    My dear we miss you come back home we welcome you great to see you back. You will be of good help for us

  17. Justin S.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I miss him so much…

  18. malish peter

    December 7, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I will be happy to see the pass master.

  19. malish peter

    December 7, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I will be happy to see the pass master back

  20. George Hardaker

    December 7, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Not going to happen!

  21. rajiv

    December 7, 2012 at 4:25 am

    he was great but is now in lfc’s past. no more looking back, now under brendan it has to be a brave new world and we have to build new stars for the future and give youth its fling.

  22. olawaleadebayo

    December 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Alonso please come us we miss u

  23. frankie

    December 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

    welcome home legendary. Teach the youngster how to play

  24. frankie

    December 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

    welcome home xabi . Teach the youngster how to play

  25. Ross

    December 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    If Xabi Alonso comes back to Liverpool, it will be amazing! Although Joe Allen is a good midfielder, Xabi is miles better, and can teach the young lad a thing or two about passing, defending, and about not conceding possession, when in control of the ball. Would cost a lot of money for him to return, but would be a bargain at any price under £20 million! Need some strikers in aswell now, Klass Jan Huntellar would be top of my shopping list!

  26. Jason

    December 14, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I think it would be great if Xabi Alonso come back he is a world class play and could prove a great teacher to the likes of Jonjo and Alan

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