Steven Gerrard slates Rafa Benitez for decision to sell Liverpool star in 2009

Steven Gerrard has criticised former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez for the decision to sell Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid in 2009, according to the Daily Mirror. The Spaniard had been an integral part of the Reds’ squad for five years before he completed his £30m move to the Bernabeu, and Gerrard has explained in his autobiography, My Story, that he could not understand why the classy midfielder was allowed to leave (via Mirror). “It was clear Alonso was royalty after our first training session together in August 2004, and Rafa…

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Liverpool rumours: Xabi Alonso linked with return, while four flops set to be AXED

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Xabi Alonso could be set for a sensational return to Anfield, after talks over a new deal with Bayern Munich stalled, the Metro report. The Spaniard is about to enter into the final year of his deal at the Allianz Arena. Another player reportedly catching Brendan Rodgers’ eye is Paris Saint-Germain full-back Lucas Digne, according to the Metro. The 22-year-old’s agent admitted that he could leave the Ligue 1 side this summer. A move for the defender will reportedly be funded by…

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Liverpool ready to bring former midfielder Xabi Alonso back to Anfield as he stalls on new Bayern deal

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Liverpool are said to be preparing to pounce on a deal to bring back former club hero Xabi Alonso as he holding off on committing his future to Bayern Munich, according to the Metro. The veteran pass master has only been with the Bundesliga giants for 12 months, joining from Real Madrid, but he has shown no signs of slowing down as the years tick by, but now that he is entering the final year of his contract he has confirmed that he is putting talks over a new deal…

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