Xabi Alonso has a good life.
Trophies follow the midfielder wherever he’s been. For Liverpool, the Champions League and FA Cup. He added another European title at Real Madrid, along with one La Liga winners medal.
And he’s lifted the Bundesliga trophy at the end of every season he’s spent with Bayern Munich.
Alonso has also been a part of the Spain team that dominated international football around the turn of the decade, too, winning the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in 2010.
A Premier League winners medal is missing from the trophy cabinet, but Alonso will probably find a way to win that, too.
The 34-year-old will go down as one of the finest technicians in the game, his range of passing and penchant for a wonder goal making him so much fun to watch.
Alonso’s allure is based on the aesthetics as much as it his ability. It’s no surprise, then, that he discussed the visual qualities of one Premier League team team in an interview with the BBC.
The midfielder believes Liverpool, the club he spent five memorable seasons with, are very easing on the eye.
“They are so, so enjoyable to watch and they are [involved] in great games," Alonso said, via the Liverpool Echo.
"They have beaten Arsenal in London and Chelsea in London as well."
Praise for Klopp
Alonso’s praise for his ex-team didn’t end there. He praised Jurgen Klopp for really embracing Liverpool since arriving in the city 12 months ago.
“It was a big boost for the city and the club to have such a prestigious manager wanting to manage Liverpool," he added.
"He has embraced the culture of Liverpool, the tradition but also the hunger to deliver and to do something important."
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