The People says he would love to reunite him in midfield with old pal Xabi Alonso by sealing an £8.5million deal for the Real Madrid star.
And Reds legend Steven Gerrard is the man Rodgers may rely on to lure former team-mate Alonso back to the club and thrill the fans. The Reds have been looking into the transfer since learning that talks between the 31-year-old midfielder and Real Madrid over a new deal had stalled.
Liverpool are believed to have made contact with Alonso’s agent, with talk of an £80,000-a-week deal on the table.
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