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.”