Liverpool granted path to appoint Xabi Alonso, following Bundesliga bombshell: report

Liverpool target Xabi Alonso of Bayer 04 Leverkusen looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Europa-Park Stadion on March 17, 2024 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
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Liverpool have been given the go ahead to appoint Xabi Alonso as their new manager, following a new turn of events at Bayern.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is set to step aside at the end of the season following nine years at the helm, with Alonso the favourite to return to Anfield – having won a Champions League on Merseyside in five years in English football. 

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.