Alonso open to Liverpool return

Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso has refused to rule out a return to

Liverpool in the future after admitting he still feels “passion”

for the club.

Alonso left Liverpool for Real in the summer of 2009 after a

difficult last 12 months at the club with then Reds boss Rafa

Benitez willing to sell him as he pursued Gareth Barry.

The 29-year-old is happy with life at Madrid, but he is open to

the possibility of one day returning to Merseyside.

When asked if would ever consider returning to Liverpool, Alonso

told Liverpool tv: “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.”

Alonso, who spent five years at Liverpool, admitted it was a

major wrench to leave Anfield and he revealed he still misses the


“It was difficult because Liverpool has been and always will be

very special,” added Alonso. “It is in my heart because I have

lived very intense things there.

“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.

“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.”