There was a surprise face in the stands on Monday night when Liverpool took on Aston Villa. Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso was in Anfield to witness Liverpool trounce Aston Villa 3-0. So I ask myself the question, “What was Xabi Alonso doing at Anfield?”
La Liga is not a break yet so you can not say Alonso was here on holiday. And even if that were the case, why would he come to the rain and gloom at Liverpool and leave the slightly warmer temperatures of Madrid? Or could it simply be that Alonso misses Liverpool? I am sure deep down Alonso still has a soft spot for Liverpool. I will be the first to admit that I would love it if Alonso were to return to Liverpool one day but I think I am wishing for too much. It was great to see Alonso in the stands, it is not too often that you see a former player returning to watch his team play.
It is also said that Alonso joined up with Torres after the game to celebrate the birth of Fernando’s son.