"It's not the Liverpool way to sack a manager after a few bad results early in the season," Alonso told The Times. "He is the right man for the club. It wouldn't be a good decision to change the manager. He's a great manager."
"I still have great respect for him. I'm very grateful to him for the five great years I had at Liverpool.
"Of course the situation isn't the best right now, but he knows how to turn it around.
Alonso added: "It's a difficult situation.
"Liverpool will always be in my mind. I keep in contact with my former team-mates, I look for their results and, whenever I can, I watch their games on TV."