Star Sports have revealed that, following Jurgen Klopp’s shock announcement, Xabi Alonso is the frontrunner to take over as Liverpool manager.
Xabi Alonso is currently 8/11 in the betting to leave Bayer Leverkusen and return to Liverpool to manage the side next season.
In behind Alonso are both Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi at 6/1, and Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders at 7/1.
Luke Tarr, Head of PR at Star Sports, said: “Following Jurgen Klopp’s shocking announcement, everyone is looking at who will steer the ship for Liverpool next season with Xabi Alonso currently leading the market.
“The ex-Liverpool midfielder is 8/11 to return to Merseyside should he choose not to continue his post at Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the season.
“Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi is just in behind at 6/1 and is the next best bet to step up the plate, with Pep Lijnders at 7/1 following his longstanding relationship with the club.”
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