London, Nov. 18 (ANI): Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso has told Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard that the club must get used to do without him.
Gerrard had branded midfielder Alonso, 27, as one of the world's best players.
He added that Alonso's 28.8-million-pound switch to Real Madrid left him gutted as he is now isolated on the pitch.
But Alonso said: "I want to thank Stevie for his kind words but life goes on.
"It's logical I miss Liverpool. I lived there five years and saw what football means to the supporters," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
"I've still got friends there. It was an unforgettable experience and I'll always have the club in my heart," he added.
"But I'm so happy at Real Madrid and I hope to do some important things here." (ANI)