Liverpool Rumors: Reds Need to Bring Xabi Alonso Back to Anfield

The Reds should definitely think about bringing one of the best passers in soccer back to Anfield.
The Reds should definitely think about bringing one of the best passers in soccer back to Anfield.Scott Heavey/Getty Images
Daine PavloskiAnalyst IIApril 7, 2013

The Reds were set to bring Xabi Alonso back to Anfield, until Real Madrid offered him a contract extension. 

According to the Mirror, Real Madrid has offered the 31-year-old midfielder a raise and two more years with the squad. Alonso reportedly told the club he wanted to leave at the end of the season, which really sparked Liverpool's campaign to bring him back. 

Alonso has become known as one of the best passers in the world and would be an amazing addition to the Reds squad if they want to improve their seventh-place ranking in the Premier League and their 13-9-10 record. 

Alonso has three assists in 23 appearances but has yet to find the back of the net. That's not what he's about. Alonso has amazing field vision and can instantly make any team better just by taking the field.

He's great at finding the open man and making a play in open space. He's got amazing intelligence on the field and can be a field general for any team that needs some help or just needs to shore up its offensive attack. 

Alonso might not score too many goals, but Liverpool fans will remember his amazing performance in the 2005 Champions League final when he scored the third goal for the club after coming back from down 3-0 against Milan. 

It sounds like the Reds might have to pay a little bit more if they want to bring the talented midfielder back for his second term with the squad, but this talented playmaker is definitely worth a second look for Liverpool.

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