'Red passion' could pave way for Spanish idol's Anfield return

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Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has opened the door for a sensational return to Liverpool, citing his 'Red passion' as a contributing factor to his heartfelt ties to the Anfield club.

The 29-year-old Spaniard revealed in a world exclusive interview with LFCTV, the anguish and heartache he felt when taking the decision to end his five-year spell on Merseyside back in 2009.

Now a first-team regular for the La Liga giants, Alonso regards himself as a fully-fledged Liverpool fan, who still keeps in touch with goings-on at Anfield.

"I miss lots of things. I miss the lads, I miss the atmosphere at Melwood - it was a great place to work, and the scenario of Anfield is unbeatable," said Alonso.

"The special nights I have been privileged enough to live, those will be in my memory forever and they are difficult to compare anywhere in the world."


In five successful years on Merseyside, Alonso made 210 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 19 goals and turning in countless man of the match performances.

He won the Champions League in his first season followed by the FA Cup and Community Shield the following year to help propel him to hero status amongst Kop fans.

Despite the sadness felt when departing Liverpool, Alonso embarked on a new chapter of his career in Madrid, but two years on, the midfield maestro refused to rule out a Reds return under the newfound stewardship of 'King' Kenny Dalglish.

"Why not? I think that in football so many things change, and why not? I have my Red passion and if circumstances arrived then why not?

"At the moment I don't know what is going to happen, but it could be a possibility. Never say never."

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