Xabi Alonso

Naby Keita gets his own song after Liverpool fans rehash 2005 classic to include Andy Robertson too

Naby Keita is just two Premier League games into his Liverpool career - but he already has his own song.<p>The Guinean midfielder, 23, followed up his …


Pep Guardiola joined by Xabi Alonso at Manchester City training as champions get ready for big kick-off

Pep Guardiola will be hoping that Xabi Alonso's attendance at Manchester City training will inspire his team to greater success ahead of their …


(Video) Alisson finds Mo Salah with cross-field ball Xabi Alonso would be proud of

Forgive us for turning into an Alisson fan-boy site for the evening, but what a goalkeeper this guy is.<p>In fairness to us long-suffering Liverpool …


'I'm very good tactically'; Reported £5m Forest target idolises Xabi Alonso

Championship duo Nottingham Forest and Swansea City are both reportedly interested in Liverpool's Premier League youngster Pedro Chirivella.


Atlanta United’s Martino again critical of VAR, MLS refs

Atlanta United manager Gerardo Martino didn’t seem to ready to forgive the Professional Referee Organization after general manager Howard Webb said …

Salt Lake City

Worst tackle ever? Bryan Melisse sees red for drop kick in Champions League

Despite most clubs still being knee-deep in preseason training, the preliminary rounds of the Champions League may have already provided the …

UEFA Champions League

Xabi Alonso announces shock retirement in cryptic farewell message

The former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder, who now plays at Bayern, suggested he'll be hanging up his boots<p>Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his intention to retire from professional football at the end of the season.<p>The 35-year-old has featured 27 times for Bayern this …


The top 10 dirtiest matches in World Cup history: Nigel de Jong's karate kick on Xabi Alonso, Pele booted out of Goodison Park, Battle of Santiago... and now England v Colombia

Amid the attacking thrills and spills of a sensational 2018 World Cup, the dramatic clash between England and Colombia in Moscow was a throwback to …


Liverpool favourite Xabi Alonso reveals what it's like to play against Reds new boy Naby Keita

Xabi Alonso is in no doubt that Naby Keita can do what he used to - and shine in the Liverpool midfield.<p>The Spaniard won the Champions League with …


Liverpool great Xabi Alonso outlines what Naby Keita will bring to Jurgen Klopp's midfield

With a Champions League and an FA Cup won during his 210-game Liverpool career, Xabi Alonso knows all about gracing the Reds' midfield.<p>And the …


Xabi Alonso explains exactly what Liverpool need to become Premier League challengers

Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso has explained what Jurgen Klopp needs to do in the transfer window this summer to win the Premier League title next …


Andres Iniesta is an idol for everyone, says Xabi Alonso

<b>Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is an “idol” for all those who play football, according to former Spanish international Xabi …


'Maybe one day we'll see each other, have a beer and laugh about it': Nigel De Jong reflects on Xabi Alonso kung-fu tackle during 2010 World Cup final

It became one of the most iconic moments of the 2010 World Cup. Nigel De Jong landing a kung-fu kick clean on Xabi Alonso's chest during the final is …

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Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso set for first coaching role at former club Real Madrid

Xabi Alonso is set to rejoin his former club Real Madrid as he begins his coaching career at one of the club's youth teams.<p>The former Liverpool , …


Former Spain stars Xavi, Raul, Xabi Alonso and Victor Valdes receive UEFA A and B coaching diplomas after completing special six-week course

Former Spain stars Xavi, Raul, Xabi Alonso and Victor Valdes have all received their UEFA A and B coaching diplomas after successfully completing a …


Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso reveals the secret to beating Real Madrid

Xabi Alonso believes Jurgen Klopp’s players must control their emotions for Liverpool to have any chance of beating Real Madrid in the Champions …


Xabi Alonso on how Liverpool can down Real Madrid in the Champions League final

Xabi Alonso believes Liverpool must keep control of their emotions against Real Madrid if they are to follow in his footsteps and win the Champions …


Liverpool old boy Xabi Alonso reveals his Champions League final allegiance

Former Anfield favourite Xabi Alonso reckons he’s onto a winner whatever happens in Saturday’s Champions League final between his old teams Liverpool …


Xabi Alonso cannot choose who he wants to win Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool

Xabi Alonso is unable to choose who he wants to win the Champions League final on Saturday between two of his former clubs.<p>Alonso played for both …


Xabi Alonso: Liverpool-Real to be “such a special game”

Xabi Alonso is part of a unique brand of footballer to have played with both Liverpool and Real Madrid.<p>The retired 36-year-old spent five seasons …


'I had the feeling they could beat anyone': Xabi Alonso praises Liverpool ahead of Champions League final as Mo Salah and Co arrive for training

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has urged Jurgen Klopp to keep a cool head in order to lead his side to Champions League glory and has …


Xabi Alonso Has Some Tips For Both Of His Former Teams

The Spanish star has earned Champions League glory with both Liverpool and Real Madrid, and has some advice for both teams.<p>Xabi Alonso will always be a Liverpool legend after scoring that third crucial goal to secure the Reds historic comeback against AC Milan in Istanbul. His heroics helped lead …


Real Madrid Vs. Liverpool Is A 'Dream Final' For Xabi Alonso

<b>Saturday's Champions League final is a 'special game' for Xabi Alonso, who even calls the match-up a 'dream final'.</b><p>Defending champions Real Madrid …

Liverpool can beat Real if they conquer their nerves – Alonso

Madrid (AFP) – Xabi Alonso believes Liverpool can beat Real Madrid and be European champions but only if they cope with the pressure of playing in a …

Xabi Alonso on Liverpool’s Champions League run & excitement for the final

Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso says he always felt his former club could go far in this season’s Champions League, and […]


‘Big personality’ Keita should thrive at Liverpool – Xabi Alonso

The midfielder has taken on the number eight shirt previously worn by Steven Gerrard and has been backed to be a success at Anfield<p>Naby Keita has the right mindset to be a success under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, according to former club favourite Xabi Alonso.<p>The 23-year-old officially joins …


Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski will decide Champions League semifinal - Xabi Alonso

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid scored some dazzling goals on their way to the Champions League semifinals for the eighth straight year. Relive …


69th Most Memorable FIFA World Cup Moment: de Jong was Kung Fu Fighting

Nigel de Jong kung fu kicks Xabi Alonso in the chest in the 2010 final between Spain and Netherlands.


Former Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso 'not unrelaxed' over tax case

Xabi Alonso played for Madrid between 2009-14. Ex-Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso says he is "not unrelaxed" about Spanish prosecutors asking for …


The Adidas Tango Squad Introduces Street Ballers to Their Heroes

Adidas' Tango squad have taken eight young street ballers and introduced them to pros including Gareth Bale and Marcelo.<p>What's more, the talented youngsters also received some valuable coaching from the legendary Xabi Alonso.<p>Do you think you have what it takes to make the Tango squad?