• July 25, 2024

Xabi Alonso sparks unusual dispute with Arsenal legend regarding Bayer Leverkusen dismissal speculation

Xabi Alonso has responded to comments made by Paul Merson regarding his decision not to take the Liverpool job. After Jurgen Klopp announced his departure, Alonso was strongly linked to the Anfield hot seat, but ultimately decided to remain with Bayer Leverkusen. Merson expressed surprise at Alonso’s choice, stating that the opportunity to manage Liverpool or replace Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich are rare and may not come again.

He questioned Alonso’s decision and expressed hope that he does not regret it in the future. In response, Alonso told Spanish publication AS that everyone is responsible for their decisions, indicating that he stands by his choice. He expressed his belief that staying at Leverkusen is the right decision, emphasizing his enjoyment of the present and his desire to continue improving.

Leverkusen had secured a shock Bundesliga title with five matches to spare and remain unbeaten across all competitions. In the midst of their success, Liverpool is searching for their next manager and has been linked with Sporting CP head coach Ruben Amorim.

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