Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is being linked with an emotional return to Liverpool. The Daily Express says the Spain international has not negotiated a new contract at the Bernebeu, which could spell the end for him in Spain.

Liverpool are believed to be keen on re-signing him and Alonso is understood to favour a move back to the Reds.

He established himself as a fans' favourite during his five seasons at Anfield, making 121 appearances for the club.

With the unrest enveloping at Real Madrid what with the futures of Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo still unresolved, a move back to Liverpool might not be beyond the realms of possibility for Alonso