That is the view of transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, who spoke about the Reds' interest in their former player.
Alonso is seen by many pundits as the favorite to take over from Jurgen Klopp as head coach in the summer.
“Liverpool know everything about his contract situation at Bayer Leverkusen, how to find a way to appoint Xabi Alonso potentially in the summer. So, Liverpool are really well-informed on the situation of Xabi Alonso.
“Then we've to wait for the new Liverpool director to decide altogether how, when, and in which way to attack the situation for Xabi Alonso as the manager. We have to see if they will decide to go for another one because there is a shortlist. It is not only Xabi Alonso, but for sure he is the main candidate for Liverpool."