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Liverpool could sign Ruben Amorim as Alonso refused to join the club

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Why Liverpool have dodged a bullet by missing out on Xabi Alonso has been revealed, with a BBC reporter outlining three reasons why new number one target,

Ruben Amorim, is the superior choice anyway.

The Reds earmarked Bayer Leverkusen’s wildly impressive Xabi Alonso as their preferred option to replace Jurgen Klopp. Klopp will leave Liverpool at season’s end and will take a sabbatical before weighing up his next move.

Alonso has worked wonders at Leverkusen and with a hefty 10-point advantage over Bayern Munich,

Is on course to guide his side to their first ever Bundesliga title.

The idea of leaving Leverkusen as a conquering hero and joining Liverpool or Bayern Munich has been floated. Both clubs seeking a new manager with Thomas Tuchel set to leave Bayern when the current campaign concludes.

However, news broke last night of Alonso being incline to remain with Leverkusen for at least one more season. Now according to Fabrizio Romano, Alonso’s final decision to stay loyal to Leverkusen will be made public very shortly.

Alonso told Liverpool that he will stay at Leverkusen next season

Taking to X, Romano stated “Xabi Alonso, set to stay at Bayer Leverkusen with announcement to follow in public.

“Decision made and confirmed for Xabi who’s staying for one more season.”

Alonso’s current contract with Leverkusen contains a release clause, though it does not become active until 2025. Unfortunately for Liverpool and Bayern munich that timeline does not match their need for a new manager in the here and now.

Various trusted sources including the Times’ Paul Joyce as well as Romano all suggested Liverpool will now move for Sporting CP boss, Ruben Amorim.

Aged just 39, Amorim is actually three years younger than Alonso,

Though has already been in senior management for nearly five full seasons, prior to joining Sporting in 2020 Amorim managed Braga for 18 Months.

Alonso is in just his second season of senior management.

According to BBC reporter, Chris Bertram, that extra experience is one of three reasons why Amorim may actually be the wiser choice for Liverpool owners FSG anyway.


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