Liverpool midfielder claims that he’s staying put: Could Rafa really lose two signings because of this?

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Oh, now this is news that surely isn’t going to make Rafa B very happy. After talking about making a move south this season, it appears that a certain Spanish midfielder will be staying put at Liverpool for the upcoming campaign. Could his love for the Kop be the difference between Rafa bringing in two top talents this summer? Some think so.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez’s hopes of signing Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry and Spurs striker Robbie Keane have suffered a setback with the news that midfielder Xabi Alonso looks set to stay on Merseyside. (Various)

Whilst it remains unclear why Alonso’s possible move to Juventus ruins a possible swoop for both players, the thought that the Spanish man could be around next season is something that should make Liverpool supporters happy – even if they don’t get Barry and Keane. After fighting with injuries for most of the season, you’d have to believe that the Alonso would be a welcome sight at the club. However, with Liverpool currently chasing their two potential targets, could Liverpool supporters be singing a different tune about the Spanish man?

Do Liverpool supporters really believe that Alonso’s move to Juve could be the deal-breaker between brining both Barry and Keane to Liverpool? Or is this just more paper talk to stir the pot?

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