Many have complained, incorrectly in my opinion that Rafa just doesn’t spend wisely. Well I think those people should consider the capture of Fernando Torres as evidence to the contrary. This latest bit of news however could trump that signing and it could be a signing that takes Liverpool out of the top four race and into a genuine title chase!
It has been reported that Liverpool’s Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso will be moving back to his homeland with Barcelona likely to be his future employers after a £12million move.
He is apparently to be replaced by AC Milan’s Andrea Pirlo for a fee in the region of £20m (various)
Xabi Alonso is a class player but it does seem he has been off the boil this season, although much improved in recent weeks. Maybe Andrea Pirlo would be a better bet. Clearly one of the best set-piece takers on the planet and he has the ability to pull out raking passes at will. I am a fan of Pirlo and given Milan’s slump in fortunes it would appear that he could well leave the San Siro would Anfield supporters welcome the move?