Britain’s Sports Bible reported on the 28th (Korea Standard Time) that “Carragher has nominated the best candidate to replace Klopp.”
Liverpool is in a situation where both fans and players are very surprised by the recent shocking news. It is the announcement of Klopp’s resignation. Klopp officially announced on his official website on the 26th that he will leave the team after the 2023-2024 season. Liverpool said, “Klopp informed the club that he wanted to leave after the 2023-2024 season, and decided to step down after this season.”
For Liverpool fans, it is like a bolt out of the blue. Klopp led Liverpool in its heyday, accumulating 199 wins, 74 draws and 44 losses in 317 EPL games and accumulating 671 points. He won the European Champions League in the 2018-2019 season, and even handed the EPL trophy, which Liverpool fans so longed for, to his team in the 2019-2020 season.
The announcement of his resignation was even more sudden this season, as Klopp was trying to win the league by putting Liverpool at the top of the league. However, Klopp had already said last year that he was considering leaving Liverpool.
When the farewell to Klopp was confirmed, the fans’ eyes were on the successor. Carragher took a picture of his Liverpool teammate as a successor.
Sports Bible said: ‘Carragher named Xavi Alonso as his top priority to replace Klopp after impressing for Leverkusen. Alonso’s side have risen to the league lead’.
Carragher said, “When I look around Europe now and think of the right person for Liverpool, I only think of Alonso, my former teammate. He was respected in Liverpool as a player and maintained a true class. The coaches he was coached by were also great figures. He seems to be the best young coach in European football now,” without hiding his desire for Alonso to become the next Liverpool coach. He also mentioned Robert Dezerby, who leads Brighton, but added that he prefers Alonso to Dezerby.
Alonso has deep connection with Liverpool. He moved to Liverpool in 2004 and is one of the members who contributed to the “Miracle in Istanbul,” Liverpool’s European Champions League title in the 2004-2005 season. He led Leverkusen in this season, leading the Bundesliga in an unbeaten run with 15 wins and four draws.
However, due to Alonso’s outstanding performance, several clubs including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are reportedly considering Alonso as the next coach. It remains to be seen whether Alonso will be able to answer Carragher’s call.
BY : 사설토토