Liverpool’s Carragher leads call for Alonso stay

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is hoping the club sees the light and retains Xabi Alonso.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is hoping the club sees the light and retains Xabi Alonso.

The 31-year old has identified the Spaniard as a required player at Anfield and is hopeful that a move to Real Madrid does not eventuate.

"The feeling within the squad is that he's a top player,” Carragher said.

"And you do not want to lose your top players. Hopefully it can be sorted out as soon as possible.

"If the club thinks it is in their best interests then sometimes you have to do what is in the best interests of the club.

"We all go through these situations - well hopefully not me - I just hope it gets sorted out."