Xabi Alonso oversees historic win; closes in on German record

Xabi Alonso oversaw a historic win for Bayer Leverkusen over Bayern Munich on Saturday. His side are closing in on a German record.

Bayer Leverkusen faced their biggest match of the season on Saturday as Bayern Munich came to town. The two title rivals knew that whoever won would walk away as title favourites.

Well, there was no doubt who the favourites were after this. Leverkusen ran out 3-0 winners, wrapping things up in stoppage time to send out an enormous statement.

Xabi Alonso now has his side sitting five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and undefeated in all competitions. It's now 31 games in all comps - one game from Bayern Munich's German record, set in 2020.

And what a run it's been. 27 wins, four draws, a whopping 93 goals scored to just 18 conceded and 15 clean sheets. It's remarkable and there's no question that Liverpool are watching closely.

Liverpool are after a new manager this summer, of course, and Alonso reportedly tops their list. He's arguably the most impressive up-and-coming manager on the planet right now.

He's also on the cusp of becoming the first manager since Jurgen Klopp to win the Bundesliga with a team other than Bayern. It would be a historic achievement, especially with a Leverkusen side. It's a club that has come so close to glory in the past but always fallen short.

Now Alonso could finally get them over the line and in the process, bag the league title that would make him a sure-fire target for any club in the world. After all, the one thing he hasn't done is secure a major honour.

Couple that with the history Alonso has at Liverpool and hiring him would be a no-brainer. Every Reds fan will have their eyes on the Bundesliga to see if the Spaniard can win it all.

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