Despite rumours abound that Barcelona want to add Liverpool’s playmaker Xabi Alonso to their midfield, the player has not only denied that he wants to leave Anfield but admitted he didn’t even know there might be an opportunity to do so,
“When I look at my whole career you never know what will happen,” Alonso told the Sunday Mirror. “What happens in the future nobody knows.
“I can’t say I know anything about rumours I will join Barcelona.
“We are still in the season and there is no way I will think about such things.
“For now, I am very happy at Liverpool.”
Benitez also revealed that he plans to tell the club’s new moneymen Tom Hicks and George Gillett that Xabsy is rather important. We’re guessing they, like many uneducated Premiership fans, wonder what it is that “Xabi does”?
“I know there is a need to talk to the new owners about Xabi so that we can analyse what the situation is.
“I will tell them that Xabi is a key player for us.”