Xabi pledge his future to Liverpool

Alonso was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal in the summer.

“At some stage my future was not clear, I was wondering what was going to happen because there were propositions, but I prefer to move on,” he told Setanta Sports.

“Of course the fans’ backing was a massive boost because they let me know they wanted me to stay.”

He added on his future: “Of course I can see myself here for more years to come.

“I have a lot of very good examples to follow – I am very close friends with Sami Hyypia, he is a foreigner having a great career at Liverpool, and Didi Haman became important as a Liverpool player as well.”