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The reason why Xabi Alonso will be Klopp's heir-apparent is surprising

The Spaniard has had a fantastic performance in the Bundesliga and Liverpool already has him in its sights

By William Estrella

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Jürgen Klopp surprised everyone with his announcement that, at the end of the season, he will step down as Liverpool manager. The German tactician is a legend at the Reds, as it was he who ended the club's two longest droughts and led them to win the Premier League and the Champions League again. However, everything has an end and Klopp's time in the Anfield dugout is months away from reaching its end.

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Now, the Reds board has the responsibility of finding a replacement for the legendary manager, something that will not be an easy task. However, most fans seem to have their favorite and it is Xabi Alonso, the former Spanish midfielder and current coach of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, where he has stolen the world's attention.

In that sense, it seems that the Spaniard is the ideal heir to Jürgen Klopp and according to the Anfield Watch portal, the club has already made the first contacts with Leverkusen to take Alonso at the end of the season. In fact, journalist Florian Plettenberg claims that the German club is aware of Liverpool's interest, but they are confident that Xabi will lead them at least until the end of the season.

However, everything seems to indicate that this will be the only season in which Xabi Alonso will coach Bayer Leverkusen, a team that is competing to end the hegemony of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. In that sense, the portal Anfield Watch has revealed that the Spaniard would have a clause in his contract that would facilitate his arrival at Liverpool.

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The clause

According to the aforementioned source, Xabi Alonso would have a clause in his contract, which would allow him to leave more easily to manage Liverpool. This is because the clause stipulates that the Spaniard can leave the club if it is to manage one of the teams for which he was a player: Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.

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