Jamie Carragher names Jurgen Klopp’s successor at Liverpool | Football

Xabi Alonso is the favourite for the Liverpool job (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Bayer 04 Leverkusen via Getty Images)

Jamie Carragher believes Xabi Alonso has all the right credentials to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

The German announced in January that he will step down at the end of the season.

Klopp has spent nearly nine years at Anfield, winning a Premier League title and a Champions League along the way.

Replacing the former Dortmund boss will be virtually impossible but the club are already scouring the market for replacements.

But Carragher says the club needn’t look any further than Alonso.

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Klopp will step down in July (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

‘There is no secret, everyone feels like they have a plan to go forward. Sir Alex Ferguson picked the next manager, he thought he was helping the club by bringing David Moyes in,’ Carragher said on the Overlap.

‘For me, if we’re talking about who should come in, I think it should be Xabi Alonso. He is very inexperienced in management, having managed just sixty or seventy games, but what you would have straight away is the club on side. Not just because he’s an ex-Liverpool player, but because of the respect he had as a player and what he’s done at Bayern Leverkusen within eighteen months is remarkable.  

‘They were in the relegation zone when he came in and he almost qualified for the Champions League last year and got to the Semi-Finals of the Europa Conference League. This season, they are top of the league and in the Europa League. You think of the managers he’s been managed by – Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and the football they play. He’s the type of guy that if he came in, he’d have the crowd straight away.’

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