Liverpool latest: Bayern star speaks highly of the Reds; Carragher’s revelation about Spain

Xabi Alonso

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Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has said that Liverpool are the best club in the Premier League.

The former Spain international joined the Reds from Spanish club Real Sociedad in the summer of 2004 and played for them for the next five years.

During his time at Anfield, Alonso established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world and was snapped up by Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.

Alonso achieved huge success at Los Blancos, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, before moving to Bayern in the summer transfer window.

Alonso has revealed that there was no offers for him from Premier League clubs, but he is still very fond of Liverpool.

“No,” the 32-year-old told Jamie Carragher when asked if he had any opportunities to return to England. “I only had this option.

"There were times I heard some English clubs said 'what would he think', but my idea was to stay in Madrid. Then when I heard of Munich's interest I said 'Xabi, think what you want and where you will be happy'.

“I needed a fresh start somewhere. This might be my last experience in football. I came from my hometown team, Real Sociedad, to the best team in England; to the best team in Spain to the best team in Germany. It is a beautiful career. I wanted a nice football script. I cannot be a one-club man like you!”

In the same interview published in The Daily Mail, Carragher revealed that back in 2004 he had told Alonso that Spain would not win any major silverware.

“You had the right formula,” said the former Liverpool defender told Alonso. “It shows what a judge I am. When you came to Liverpool I said Spain would win nothing.”

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