Alonso joins up with Reds squad

Midfielder Xabi Alonso has arrived in Vienna to join up with the rest of the Liverpool squad ahead of their pre-season friendly on Sunday evening.

The Spanish midfielder, a target of Real Madrid, along with Torres, Arbeloa, Riera and Reina had extra time off following their Confederations Cup exploits.

It had been speculated that Alonso would not rejoin the Reds squad and instead be Bernabeu bound.

But he looks set to travel from Vienna with the rest of his team mates for the tour of the Far East. It is also believed he will also commit himself to Liverpool and remain at Anfield for another season.