Liverpool’s red contingent in Singapore have played their part in reminding Xabi Alonso that Liverpool FC should be uppermost in his mind at a training session yesterday.
Fans in the crowd wore T-shirts urging Xabi to stay at Liverpool (in Spanish, of course) and Rafa Benitez commented about it.
“I told him that he could hear the fans yesterday.
“I said to him, ‘Maybe you have to stay’
“Clearly, my idea is he’s a very good player and we’ll be really pleased if he stays. All the players and his team-mates want him to stay.
“If we keep Xabi I will be very pleased.”
Speaking to the Daily Post, Alonso himself commented on Liverpool’s future season.
“It is very difficult to win the Premier League.
“But if we do things better than last season then we will have a good chance.
“We did really well against the top four teams but we drew too many games at home which meant we weren’t in a strong position going into the last few matches.
“At the start of last season we wanted to progress and we did that – we were not able to win it but we went a lot closer that in previous seasons. This season we have to be looking to get up to 90 points – we certainly have the belief.”
Liverpool take on Singapore tomorrow at midday UK time.