Cape Town - Xabi Alonso decided to let memories of the glory days at Liverpool remain in the past and start a new adventure in Germany.
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Alonso, who had been linked with a return to the England for some time, revealed the reasons for his exit from Madrid and why he did not choose to return to Liverpool.
The Daily Mail report that Spanish international midfielder want to preserve the memories of his time at Anfield.
The midfielder said "I had five great years at Liverpool and I would rather just keep that memory as it is. "
"The interest came in from Bayern in the last two weeks and it's the right decision." said Alonso.
"At the end of last season I knew that winning the Champions League would usher in a new era for the club and I need to start a new era too.
"I detected that this might be the moment when it was right to leave." added the former Liverpool man.
"We fought hard to win the club's tenth European Cup after losing three semi-finals, it was a weight lifted and a good time to move on."
Alonso had been linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool but chose to continue his career under Pep Guardoila in Germany's Bundesliga.
Some sections of Real Madrid millions of fans are enraged by the decision to quit Madrid for a rival and a team coach by former Barcelona boss Guardoila.
"What happens on the pitch you leave on the pitch." said Alonso, in response to questions about the fierce battles between Madrid and Barca.
"This is a decision about football nothing else. And I think Madrid are well covered in midfield."