Xabi Alonso Plays Down Impact Of Liverpool Departure

The midfielder does not believe his exit from Anfield is responsible for the Reds' poor form...
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso does not believe his departure from the club is of a great significance in assessing the poor start to the season at Anfield.

The Spain international moved to Real Madrid this summer as part of the second coming of the Galacticos at the Santiago Bernabeu under re-appointed president Florentino Perez.

The Reds, meanwhile, have made a far from ideal start to the new campaign, losing two of their first three games.

Alonso is certain his former club's fortunes will change, declaring it too early to condemn their title hopes.

"Liverpool's bad beginning in three matches is not normal but I believe my exit has not been that decisive," the departed player told The Sun.

"Players are not that indispensable and these are only the first moments of the season.

"I am convinced the team will recover."

The man charged with replacing the Basque star is likely to be new signing Alberto Aquilani, who is currently unavailable through injury.

Jamie Dunn, Goal.com