Xabi Alonso reveals how Liverpool can challenge for the title next season

Xabi Alonso reveals how Liverpool can challenge for the title next season

Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso has revealed what he believes Jurgen Klopp needs to do in the transfer window this summer in order for the Reds to win the Premier League title.

Alonso spent 5 hugely successful years at Liverpool before transferring to Real Madrid in 2009, where he continued to shine and made a name for himself as one of the best midfielders in the world.

The Reds haven’t challenged for a Premier League title for a few seasons now, but their incredible Champions League run last season has given them huge confidence that they can build on their 4th place finish in the league next season.

Alonso believes his former side aren’t too far off challenging Manchester City and co next season, saying Klopp can build on their top four finish and CL run.

“It’s unbelievable, what they have achieved. And not just their result of reaching the final, the way they have been able to build an idea of how they want to play,” said Alonso speaking on Liverpoolfc.com .

“From this strong base, now they have to continue building, adapting and improving. I think that’s very important, that they have in this moment this idea about the team, about how they want to play.

“The next step is not securing top four, it is challenging for the title and that’s the big one that probably is the most difficult one.

“We know Liverpool, they can beat anyone, but they need to find that consistency to be regular in the whole season. We were close and we didn’t make it – hopefully they can make it.”

Klopp has already added two midfielders to his squad this summer, and is in the market for an attacking midfielder. It is also believed the German wants a new goalkeeper and back-up striker for Firmino – adding depth to the squad, something Alonso says is key for Liverpool if they are to win the Premier League.

“I think they need to not just have a ‘short’ team. Not 14 players – you need to list 20, 22 players to be able to cope with so many games,” he added.

“Each game, each point is so important so you need to have the whole squad connected, ready to perform at the highest level, but with the principles and the idea very clear. That can’t change from game to game.

“For me the important thing is the team. The team is already built. After, for sure you need to bring new players, you need to add new, good things, but that doesn’t disturb what they have already been doing.”