Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has revealed that he would have “loved” to have worked under Jurgen Klopp.

The Spaniard retired in 2017 after having played for Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, winning multiple trophies along the way

But if the pass-master has one regret, it’s that he was never managed by the current Reds boss.

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BLACKBURN, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 06: Xabi Alonso of Liverpool celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool at Ewood Park on December 6, 2008 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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“I have played so many times against him, I would have loved to have been coached by him,” he told Nico Rosberg’s Beyond Victory series.

“But I am really happy he’s in Liverpool, [he is a] top, top manager and he seems really passionate, because he gets really close to the players, but [is] as well a good thinker of the game.”

He added: “I really, really want [Liverpool to win the title] because we have been chasing it for so long, so long,” said the 37-year-old.

“I know how much it means for the club, for their supporters, [after] so long without winning it.”

And when asked if Liverpool can win the Champions League this season, he replied: “Yes, they can, because they reached the final last year so now they know how it feels to be there. But we will see.

“It’s going to be a great, great semi-final to watch and [I’m] really looking forward to it.”

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