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The Spanish coach has a contract with Leverkusen until 2026, and his team are top of the Bundesliga, eight points clear of champions Bayern, who on Wednesday said they would part ways with coach Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, days after informing Paris Saint-Germain that he will leave this summer, Kylian Mbappé was benched for their match against Nantes, and came on in the 62nd minute to score.
From the moment Klopp announced last month that he would step down as Liverpool boss at the end of this season, Alonso — a former midfielder at Anfield between 2004 and 2009 — has been viewed as the leading candidate to take his place.
When asked about being the favorite of the neutral, Alonso simply said, “We have enough motivation from ourselves and our own home fans. That’s enough for us.” Thanks for the support, but we don’t need it. We’ve already got each other.
In Spain, we saw Real Madrid bring surprise packages Girona back to earth with a 4-0 thumping at the Santiago Bernabeu. Meanwhile in Germany, we saw Bayer Leverkusen continued their unbeaten run at the top of the Bundesliga following an impressive 3-0 win over Bayern Munich, and in France, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lille 3-1 to continue top of Ligue 1.
Bayern are two points behind Leverkusen on the table and Tuchel said his players will feel like the opponents of men’s tennis great Roger Federer at the BayArena.