Peter Crouch lifts lid on just how good Xabi Alonso was in Liverpool training

Champions League final hero Alonso was regarded as one of the world's finest midfielders, and former Liverpool teammate Crouch has recalled how he was 'class' on and off the pitch

Peter Crouch has revealed just how good a player Xabi Alonso was when the two retired stars were at Liverpool together.

Alonso was one of the heroes of Liverpool's 'Miracle of Istanbul' Champions League triumph in 2005 - when they won the final on penalties after the midfielder had completed his side's comeback from 3-0 down, firing home the rebound after seeing a spot-kick saved by AC Milan keeper Dida.

Known for his sublime passing and his impressive...
source: Mirror Liverpool

2020-04-04 15:29
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