Liverpool to pay world-record price to appoint Xabi Alonso as manager: report

Liverpool target Head coach, Xabi Alonso of Leverkusen during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Voith-Arena on February 17, 2024 in Heidenheim, Germany. (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Bayer 04 Leverkusen via Getty Images)
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Liverpool have been quoted with a record price to hire Xabi Alonso.

The Basque boss is currently leading the Bundesliga by 10 points with Bayer Leverkusen, as Bayern Munich sit in second place. This will be the first time that FC Hollywood has failed to win the German title in 11 seasons, while Leverkusen have never been crowned champions.

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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.