Video: Xabi Alonso backs Brendan Rodgers to succeed at Liverpool
Former Liverpool star Xabi Alonso has backed manager Brendan Rodgers to bring Champions League football back to Anfield.
The Real Madrid midfielder thinks the former Swansea boss can ensure the Reds return to compete among Europe’s elite.
He said: “Well, I think, especially at the end of the season, we could see the fruits of his work.
“When Brendan arrived he knew it was a project for a few years and step-by-step, he started the season trying to establish his methods.
“And maybe he found it a little bit harder than he expected but at the end of the season, with the new signings, the team played quite well so we trust that in the next years, the team will come together, become more competitive and reach the Champions League.
“That is where we want to see it.”