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Jurgen Klopp earns $18.9M at Liverpool but Xabi Alonso will be offered this

Jurgen Klopp is leaving Liverpool and now the Merseyside club will look for replacements

Xabi Alonso is the number one target to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

After the news broke out that Jurgen Klopp would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, many Liverpool fans have already thought about the club's future. Besides feeling sad about the decision, Liverpool fans will have to prepare to see a new man in charge of the squad. Many candidates to replace the German manager have circulating in the media and online.

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Xabi Alonso is one of the biggest names to take charge of the Liverpool squad. The former Liverpool midfielder is doing wonders at Bayer Leverkusen in his first full season as a manager. He showed glimpses of his talent as a coach in 2022 when he took Leverkusen from the bottom of the Bundesliga table to take them to 6th at the end of last season. This season, after 18 games, Leverkusen remains undefeated and is at the top of the Bundesliga with 48 points.

Alonso played with Liverpool for five years, from 2004-2009, and won a Champions League trophy in his first season with the Reds. Alonso is known as a Liverpool legend in Anfield and has expressed his desire to coach the Reds in the past. In 2018, Alonso said, "Yes, for sure, I have dreamt of [managing Liverpool]. But first, I have to prove myself. My link, my commitment, my passion with Liverpool is there.”

Liverpool would appreciate appointing Alonso as the new manager since his salary at Leverkusen is much less than Jurgen Klopp's. Klopp earns $18.9 million with a Liverpool contract that ends in 2026. Alonso also has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen that ends in 2026, and the Spanish manager earns 6 million euros a year. It would be a huge opportunity for Liverpool to bring in a manager who is familiar with the environment of Liverpool and has shown his qualities as a coach in such a short space of time.

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Xabi Alonso reacts to Jurgen Klopp's announcement about leaving Liverpool at the end of the season

Xabi Alonso held a press conference ahead of Bayer Leverkusen's game against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga and was asked about Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool job. Alonso said, "I was surprised by Jurgen's news. I have huge respect for Jurgen and Liverpool. At the moment I am really happy here and enjoying my work. Each day and game is a challenge. We are in an intense and beautiful journey here at Leverkusen."

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