Date: 27th April 2020 at 5:00pm
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Plenty of Liverpool fans have been reacting to reports that former Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso could return to the Premier League – but not as an employee at Anfield. reported this morning that the 38-year-old has been linked with the assistant manager’s job at Manchester City, where Pep Guardiola is seeking a successor to current Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta as his second in command. The story was subsequently shared on Twitter by @empireofthekop.

Alonso, who won the Champions League and FA Cup in a five-year spell at Liverpool in the 2000s, is currently in charge of Real Sociedad’s B team, with 12 wins from his 28 matches in the job so far. His team are currently fifth in Segunda Division B Group II, part of Spain’s third tier, and pushing for promotion.

The ex-Liverpool midfielder, who played under Guardiola at Bayern Munich, hailed his fellow Spaniard as “the best coach I’ve ever worked with” (as per and was recently endorsed by Arteta in a Q&A for Arsenal’s Twitter channel as someone who “will be a really good coach in the future”.

These Reds fans on Twitter hope that the reports of Alonso possibly taking a job at Manchester City prove unfulfilled, with one Kopite believing he should be hired by his former club:

Liverpool fans, would you be hurt or angry if Alonso were to become Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City? Share your views in the comments section below!