The Spain international joined Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in a £8m deal from Champions League holders Real Madrid last month, becoming one of a select number of players to have worked under rivals Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
I’d have loved to have seen Xabi Alonso come back to the Premier League
The 32-year-old midfielder was a key part of Liverpool’s Champions League and FA Cup triumphs under Rafael Benitez, sealing a move to los Blancos after the Reds finished as runners-up in the Premier League title race in 2009.
Alonso was linked with a return to his former club, as well as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the summer transfer window after Toni Kroos joined Madrid, but opted to complete a move to Bundesliga outfit Bayern.
And the World Cup winner’s former Liverpool team-mate Carragher conceded that he was disappointed to see Alonso pick Germany over a potential return to the Premier League.
“I’d have loved to have seen Xabi Alonso come back to the Premier League instead of moving to Bayern Munich. He’s such a good passer of the ball,” Carragher is quoted as saying by Daily Mail.
On Alonso, ex-Liverpool midfielder Redknapp added: “I agree with Jamie on Alonso and would have also liked to have seen Arsenal sign Falcao. They are so close to being title contenders.”
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