Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Xabi Alonso comeback claims

Xabi Alonso warming up for Real Madrid

Could Xabi Alonso return to Liverpool?

Spanish international Xabi Alonso has been linked with a sensational Liverpool comeback.

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb claim the Reds are planning to pounce on Bayern Munich's reluctance to renew Alonso's contract, and snap him up on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Alonso was a key part of Rafa Benitez's Liverpool side which came close to winning the title in 2008/09, a season which turned out to be his last.

Benitez infamously upset Alonso by attempting to sign Gareth Barry, and the midfielder was tempted away by Real Madrid, where he went onto win the Champions League.

Alonso is into the second season of a two year deal at Bayern Munich, and is on course for a second successive Bundesliga title.

Despite the way he left Liverpool, he has always spoken well of the club since leaving, and is highly admired by supporters.

That does not mean that bringing him back to Anfield now to join Jurgen Klopp's project would necessarily be the right move, although it would give the club a real lift in terms of energising the fanbase even further.

He has been a regular for Bayern this season, but the Premier League may have different physical demands for a player who will turn 35 next November.

Here is a look at how Liverpool fans reacted to the possibility of re-signing Alonso...

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