Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso announces retirement

      

Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso announces retirement

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Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has revealed that he is planning to retire with Bayern Munich at the end of the season, Mirror reports.

The 35-year-old spent five fruitful years at Anfield after which he moved to illustrious clubs such as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Alonso still remains a key member of Carlo Ancelotti’s Bavarian side and played an important role in the German's demolition of Arsenal in the Champions League.

Alonso posted the news on Twitter:

The Spanish midfielder was key member of Liverpool squad that produced one of the Champions League’s best ever comebacks, coming down from 3-0 against Milan in the final. Alonso later described lifting the trophy as ‘the best moment in my professional career.’

His success continued after his move to Real Madrid in 2009, helping the win the Champions League and the La Liga title. His retirement will come after at least two successive league triumphs with Bayern Munich.

He will be sincerely missed on the football scene.

 

 

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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 24 52 65
2 Manchester United FC 24 33 53
3 Chelsea FC 24 29 50
4 Liverpool FC 23 26 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 24 25 45
6 Arsenal FC 24 14 42
7 Leicester City FC 24 4 34
8 Burnley FC 24 -2 34
9 Everton FC 24 -13 28
10 Watford FC 24 -11 26
11 West Ham United FC 24 -12 26
12 AFC Bournemouth 24 -11 25
13 Crystal Palace FC 24 -15 25
14 Huddersfield Town 24 -22 24
15 Newcastle United FC 24 -12 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 24 -16 23
17 Stoke City FC 24 -25 23
18 Southampton FC 24 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion FC 24 -12 20
20 Swansea City FC 23 -21 17