How Xabi Alonso broke my heart - Gerrard revealsShare:
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has revealed how Xabi Alonso broke his heart, in a tribute to the Spanish midfielder.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has revealed how former Reds midfielder Xabi Alonso broke his heart, while paying tribute to the Spaniard, who is set to hang up his boots.
Alonso will retire at the end of the season following Bayern Munich's final game of the campaign against Freiburg on Saturday, after a glorious career that has seen him win both World Cup and Champions League winning medals.
And to mark the special occasion Gerrard sent a video message to his former central midfield partner, played live on FC Bayern TV while Alonso himself watched on.
“What a special career and what a fantastic player. For me probably the most enjoyable partner throughout my career as a midfielder, the best passer of a ball I've ever played with,” Gerrard began.
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“You deserve all the accolades you get... I'm very jealous of you having a World Cup winners medal, I'm very jealous of you having league winners medals in Germany and Spain,” said Gerrard.
“I couldn't ask for a better midfield partner and when you left it broke my heart, but you'll always have a special place in this football club and you're always welcome to come and visit,” Gerrard added.
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