Alonso coy on Reds future

21 June 2009 11:01
Xabi Alonso has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving Liverpool this summer. The Spain international was expected to leave Anfield 12 months ago when Reds boss Rafael Benitez attempted to sign Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry. Alonso ultimately stayed on Merseyside and saw his stock rise on the back of an impressive season. That has led to suggestions that Juventus and Real Madrid could be back in for the midfielder and Alonso is remaining non-committal on his future. "I am happy at Liverpool but in football you cannot close the doors on anything because you don't know what will happen," he said. "I do not plan to go. With (Sami) Hyypia already gone, I am one of the senior players alongside (Jamie) Carragher and (Steven) Gerrard. "(A few years ago) There was strong interest in me from Madrid, but Liverpool came and that is where I went. It was not a wrong decision, not for me anyway. I have played at Liverpool, a special club, grown as a player and won titles."

Source: ESA