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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3360 on: May 20, 2017, 05:46:16 PM »
Officially retired now. One of my favourite ever players in a Liverpool shirt.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3361 on: May 20, 2017, 06:05:47 PM »

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3362 on: May 20, 2017, 06:50:34 PM »
Officially retired now. One of my favourite ever players in a Liverpool shirt.

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Loved Xabi

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3363 on: May 20, 2017, 08:19:49 PM »
What a footballer. One of the best I've ever seen in Red. The spine of that team he played in at Anfield was divine.
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3364 on: May 20, 2017, 10:12:52 PM »
a legend of the game... won everything there is to win.

all the best Xabi. thanks for the memories.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3365 on: May 21, 2017, 12:20:47 AM »
Last survivor from Istanbul still playing, no?

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3366 on: May 21, 2017, 03:23:15 AM »
Last survivor from Istanbul still playing, no?

Baros is still playing in some random league somewhere.
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3367 on: May 21, 2017, 04:43:45 AM »
A proper legend. Sad to see him retire.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3368 on: May 21, 2017, 06:35:02 AM »
Probably my favourite of all, one of the very best players I've seen wearing the shirt, talent, class and cool personified. Thanks for the memories Xabi, and enjoy your retirement.
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3369 on: May 21, 2017, 10:31:11 AM »

Look at those honours. What a great career!!

Xabi will always be a red.....happy retirement. Ynwa
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3370 on: May 21, 2017, 11:27:16 AM »
Baros is still playing in some random league somewhere.

Carson and Nunez aswel if we're including those who where in the squad.
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3371 on: May 21, 2017, 11:30:25 AM »
Proper legend in the truest sense of the word, and that gets chucked about a lot. One of the all time greats in CM.
Hodgson was a decent manager, without doubt in the top 1% of Football managers

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3372 on: May 21, 2017, 11:36:56 AM »
What a player. You could have set his passing to music - as plenty have done with YouTube vids!

The best passer we've had in my time watching Liverpool. Stevie could claim the same level of precision but didn't quite have the same mentality nor decision making with his passes to shape a game patiently. Jamie Redknapp wasn't too far off as a passer, Murphy was lethal with his through passes over 10 - 30 yards....but Xabi was the complete package, the pass master. Privilege watching him play.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3373 on: May 22, 2017, 12:10:50 AM »

Off of Xabi's twitter...

https://twitter.com/XabiAlonso/status/866382708464857091

"Congratulations @LFC !!
Back where we belong Champions League
Great job Jurgen and the lads!!"

love that he still uses 'we' :D
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3374 on: May 24, 2017, 09:10:19 AM »


When did he win Wimbledon womens singles?

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3375 on: August 15, 2017, 01:13:10 PM »
Still think he retired a year too early.
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3376 on: August 16, 2017, 09:24:46 AM »
"He's trying to get right away from football. I believe he went to Everton"

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3377 on: August 16, 2017, 06:22:53 PM »
What I'd give for us to sign a 22 year old Xabi Alonso now.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3378 on: August 19, 2017, 05:46:58 AM »
What I'd give for us to sign a 22 year old Xabi Alonso now.

Nevermidn the 22 year old version, I'd take the 30+ year version right now.
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Re: Xabi Alonso
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3380 on: September 26, 2017, 11:14:28 AM »
Have a feeling he would be a great manager. Would command respect and is obviously very intelligent. Good at English (and presumably German?) too which will go a long way. I wish him luck!

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3381 on: September 26, 2017, 11:23:21 AM »
Assistant manager at Liverpool as the first step? :)

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3382 on: September 26, 2017, 11:38:15 AM »
I know there's a lot of ex players, and good ones too, that don't become successful managers.

Xabi though...........

He's got all the smarts, thats for sure.  Tactically you'd imagine he'd make a great manager.

But he also has that something extra which I think it takes to make a successful manager, just like being a player.  Sad to word it like this, but he just has that x-factor to go along with his undoubted talent.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3383 on: September 26, 2017, 11:51:20 AM »
Certainly had a good apprenticeship.

He's played under Benitez, Pellegrini, Mourinho, Ancelotti, Guardiola, Aragones and del Bosque.

Xabi seems like a thoughtful guy and I'm sure he will have learnt a lot from all of them.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3384 on: September 26, 2017, 12:06:18 PM »
A supreme player.

Hopefully he executes his thoughts to the future generations.

Our midfield could definitely do with his brain.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3385 on: September 26, 2017, 02:01:20 PM »
Could see him doing very decently as a manager. Obviously it is not set in stone but I would be more confident if he pays his dues rather than landing a plum job right off the bat

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3386 on: September 26, 2017, 06:14:24 PM »
I wonder if he would be tempted to go back to where it all began for him, Real Sociedad. That would be an interesting place to start off a coaching career, somewhere where he is already well thought of. He could learn the job out of the limelight, and without too much expectation put on him too soon. Whatever he does, good luck Xabi, would love to see him manage somewhere.
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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3387 on: September 27, 2017, 04:57:13 PM »
Used to love watching him.
Went to West Brom Liverpool with some West Brom fans, they were asking about my favourite players and I mentioned Alonso, so they watched him closely. Something like the 63rd minute before he gave the ball away.

But what a career.
I hope he gets a grounding somewhere before trying a big job, but he certainly has the intelligence to succeed.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3388 on: November 12, 2017, 02:54:17 PM »
They have life in them, they have humour, they're arrogant, they're cocky and they're proud. And that's what I want my team to be.

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Re: Xabi Alonso
« Reply #3389 on: December 9, 2017, 06:07:31 AM »
He's coming back !!

Well, just for a Legends match, but still.  :)



http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/281606-lfc-legends-to-face-bayern-munich-at-anfield

Liverpool Football Club's official charity, the LFC Foundation, can today announce that it will stage its second official legends game at Anfield next year.

This time around, the LFC Legends will take on their Bayern Munich counterparts on Saturday March 24, 2018 in aid of the LFC Foundation.

The game will see club ambassador Robbie Fowler captain the Reds with LFC’s all-time top goalscorer Ian Rush set to act as player-manager once more.

Among the former players confirmed to play for Liverpool are Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Dirk Kuyt and Luis Garcia.

Xabi Alonso, meanwhile, will play for both teams, with Bayern also being able to call on the likes of Martin Demichelis, Bixente Lizarazu and Owen Hargreaves.

Ninety per cent of the proceeds from the match will go to the LFC Foundation, which aims to create life-changing opportunities for children and young people. The additional 10 per cent of the funds raised will be donated to Bayern’s charity 'FC Bayern Hilfe e.V'.

Money raised from last season’s charity game against Madrid has helped to fund a variety projects for the LFC Foundation and their charity partners with many more still in the pipeline.

One such project with IntoUniversity provides 1,000 local young people each year with a programme of personal and educational support to enable them to succeed at school and nurture young people’s aspirations.

Fowler said: "After the success of the first official legends game we are really looking forward to playing Bayern Munich next year. We hope to create another fun, entertaining yet competitive game for all our fans at Anfield, whilst helping to raise vital funds for the club’s official charity."

Andrea Cooper, head of the Liverpool FC Foundation, added: "We are delighted to be able to announce our second official legends charity match at Anfield and we are looking forward to welcoming our friends from Bayern Munich. Our fans were so supportive last year and helped us to raise over £1m for the Foundation.

"This year we hope to create another fantastic family event and with the help again of our fans to raise vital funds that we can use to make a positive difference to thousands of children and young people across Merseyside and beyond."

Tickets for the game are priced at £20 for adults, £5 for juniors and £15 for over 65s. Tickets will go on sale to Season ticket holders and Members from 11am on Monday November 20. Tickets will be on general sale from 11am on Wednesday November 22.

Tickets for the above supporters will be available to purchase online only at liverpoolfc.com/tickets/tickets-availability.

Hospitality starts from £70 per person, please call 0151 264 2222 for details, or visit bookings.liverpoolfc.com/events/events.htm.



https://fcbayern.com/en/news/2017/11/fcb-legends-to-play-at-anfield

Die Roten against the Reds! FC Bayern against Liverpool FC! The two clubs have both won the European Cup five times and have 45 league titles between them. The fans have gone 16 years without seeing this fixture in a European competition, but a match is now planned for the former greats of the two historic clubs: On 24 March 2018 FC Bayern Legends will line up against Liverpool Legends at Anfield for a good cause.

“It’s a special experience for everyone who gets to play in front of the impressive backdrop of Anfield. And our fans once again have the chance to see their former idols play,” commented Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The match was officially confirmed at a press conference on Monday in Liverpool, with Bixente Lizarazu and Martin Demichelis representing FCB.

The FC Bayern team will include the two former defenders plus the likes of Giovane Elber, Owen Hargreaves and Luca Toni. The Liverpool team, supervised by Ian Rush, will include famous names Robbie Fowler, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Luis Garcia and Vladimir Smicer.

Xabi Alonso will feature for both teams.

FC Bayern and the Liverpool FC Foundation will donate all proceeds from the match to charitable causes.
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