Alonso Odds on to Replace Klopp at Liverpool

Xabi Alonso odds are slashed to become next Liverpool Manager as his Leverkusen side destroy Bayern Munich to go 5 points clear any the top of the German Bundesliga.

Alonso played under Guardiola and several other top managers.
Alonso played under Guardiola and several other top managers.

So, the buzz around who's going to take over the reins at Liverpool is heating up, and right now, all eyes are on Xabi Alonso, the man steering the ship at Bayer Leverkusen. He's emerged as the hot favorite, with odds sitting pretty at 1/2, to step into the big shoes Jurgen Klopp is leaving behind at Liverpool. This whole speculation gained momentum after the bombshell news hit that Klopp is bowing out as Liverpool's manager when this season wraps up. It's a bit of a bittersweet moment for fans, considering Klopp's phenomenal run over the last eight years. He's been the architect behind Liverpool's resurgence, clinching the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup. Not to forget, they were so close to grabbing the Europa League title in his debut season, finishing as runners-up after he took charge in October 2015.

Now, turning the spotlight on Alonso, he's not a stranger to the Anfield crowd. Having donned the Liverpool jersey for a good five years from 2004 to 2009, he's left some pretty memorable footprints on the field. Who could forget his role in Liverpool's dramatic Champions League victory in 2005, and then adding the FA Cup to the trophy cabinet the following year? Fast forward to now, and Alonso's making waves in the Bundesliga with Leverkusen. They're currently sitting at the top of the table, a cool five points clear of the perennial champs, Bayern Munich. Just last Saturday, they outplayed Bayern, thanks to goals from Josip Stanisic and รlex Grimaldo, widening their lead and stirring up more buzz around Alonso's success.

But, Alonso isn't the only name in the mix. Rรบben Amorim from Sporting is also getting some attention with 5/1 odds as the next in line for the Liverpool job, closely followed by Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi, who's been doing wonders and even got his team to the Europa League's round of 16. And then there's Pep Lijnders, Klopp's right-hand man, who's also in the running with 8/1 odds. However, Liverpool has already announced that Lijnders will be leaving to chase his own managerial dreams elsewhere.

It's a whirlwind of speculation and excitement as Liverpool fans and the football world wait to see who'll be the next to lead one of England's most storied clubs. Will Alonso bring his magic back to Anfield, or will there be a surprise twist? Time will tell, but one thing's for sure, the next chapter of Liverpool's story is going to be fascinating.

Latest Next Liverpool Manager Odds

  • Xabi Alonso - 1/2
  • Rรบben Amorim - 5/1
  • Pep Lijnders - 8/1
  • Roberto De Zerbi - 8/1
  • Julian Nagelsmann - 14/1
  • Thomas Frank - 16/1

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