Xabi Alonso welcomes new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Former Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso takes to Twitter to welcome new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Xabi Alonso has welcomed Jurgen Klopp to the Liverpool family.
The highly-coveted German manager was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’s successor on Thursday after the 48-year-old put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Anfield.
Alonso enjoyed a successful five year spell at the Merseyside outfit between 2005 and 2009, winning the Champions League and FA Cup before finishing as a Premier League runner-up in his final season.
The Spain international currently plays for Borussia Dortmund’s rivals Bayern Munich, but his current allegiance didn’t prevent the midfielder from sending a message to BVB’s former manager Klopp.
Welcome to the Liverpool family. YNWA Mr. Klopp!! pic.twitter.com/TkWcVHU3ye
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) October 9, 2015
Klopp takes over Liverpool in tenth place in the Premier League table after a 1-1 draw with Everton in Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
The Reds face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in their next Premier League game, which will be Klopp’s first in charge of the Reds.
Liverpool are six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.