Photo: Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa catch up in Venice

Xabi Alonso and Alvaro Arbeloa spend quality time with their partners in Venice

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Former Liverpool duo Alvaro Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso Photo: Alvaro Arbeloa/Instagram

Xabi Alonso and Alavaro Arbeloa may no longer be team-mates, but the pair still found the time to organise a romantic get-together on Friday.

The Spanish duo left Liverpool in 2009 to join La Liga giants Real Madrid after helping the Reds finish in second place behind Manchester United.

They enjoyed more success at the Bernabeu, winning their first La Liga crown, two Copa del Rey titles and the Champions League last May.

Alonso called time on his los Blancos career in the summer, completing a reported £7m switch to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

And the 32-year-old midfielder, who is a Liverpool favourite, and Arbeloa brought their respective wives for a catch-up in Italy’s world-renowned Venice.

“Friends: A family whose members are chosen at will,” Arbeloa posted on Instagram.

Earlier, Arbeloa posed with his wife of five years, Carlota Ruiz, on a gondola in Vencie, practising his Italian.

Arbeloa wrote: “¡Buongiorno!”

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