Liverpool suffer blow as major transfer target admits he would follow Xabi Alonso to next club

Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso
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Liverpool may have their work cut out to sign Alex Grimaldo from Bayer Leverkusen this summer, after the defender emphasised the specialness of his relationship with current boss Xabi Alonso.

Alonso guided Leverkusen to their first ever Bundesliga title last weekend, having previously committed his future to the club – ruling himself out of succeeding Jurgen Klopp when he leaves Anfield at the end of the season.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...