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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P GD Pts
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2 Tottenham 33 47 74
3 Liverpool 34 28 66
4 Man City 33 28 65
5 Man Utd 33 26 64
6 Arsenal 32 24 60
7 Everton 34 23 58
8 West Brom 33 -3 44
9 Southampton 32 -5 40
10 Watford 33 -17 40
11 Stoke 34 -13 39
12 Crystal Palace 34 -8 38
13 Bournemouth 34 -14 38
14 West Ham 34 -15 38
15 Leicester 33 -13 37
16 Burnley 34 -16 36
17 Hull 34 -31 33
18 Swansea 34 -29 31
19 Middlesbrough 34 -19 27
20 Sunderland 33 -33 21
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