Spaniard spent five successful years with the Reds.
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso says that he made the right decision to quit the Merseysiders and join La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, according to reports in the Daily Express.
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The experienced Spain international five hugely successful years at Anfield after being bought bt previous boss Rafa Benitez from Real Sociedad for a fee of £10.7m in the summer of 2004, with the 32-year-old going on to win both the Uefa Champions League and the FA Cup during his time with the Reds.
However, Alonso says that he made the right move joining los Blancos: “In 2009, I think I made the right decision,” Alonso said.
“After five years at Liverpool, I needed a change.
“Can you expect anything better than Real Madrid, the greatest and most demanding club? It was the right moment to seize the opportunity.
“Everyday life in Madrid is tougher than in any other team. What the club demands is win, win and win again, and play well too.
“Liverpool have five European trophies, but it is not the same. There the daily life is more relaxed and not so heavy. At Real, pressure and demand are constant.
“But I wanted to see if I could match such a challenge.”