Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has compared Xabi Alonso’s managerial trajectory to two legends of the sport.
Carragher has likened Alonso’s rise with Bayer Leverkusen to Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp.
Carargher stated on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “We’re going to look at it because I think there’s a great chance he will become the next Liverpool manager, he seems the standout favorite.
“When you think of the great managers and where they start, a lot of them do something pretty remarkable at maybe a lower level.
“You think of what Jose did at FC Porto, winning a Champions League there, you think of Jurgen Klopp, winning two titles with Borussia Dortmund and now I think of Xabi Alonso and if actually achieves what it looks like their favorites now to achieve – to win a Bundesliga – and the result that they had at the weekend, I think it will be really insightful to actually see, if he is in the Premier League next season, what is his way of playing?
“How does he go about it and how would it be different to Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool team?”