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Real Madrid's Xabi: I left Liverpool in better shape than when I arrived

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has no regrets over his departure from Liverpool.

Alonso left Merseyside for Real Madrid in a £30million move this summer after telling Rafa Benitez that he wanted to join the Bernabeu revolution.

He told Sport: "Maybe some of the fans or people at the club don't agree or don't understand my motivations for leaving.

"But I think that I can look at myself in the mirror and know that I did everything possible for Liverpool, and I was committed throughout.

"I left Liverpool in a far better condition than when I came in 2004."

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