Seems like paying big bucks (even if not in the transfer fee, with wages) for a 31yo MF (32 in Nov) when you've already got a 32yo MF mainstay (33 in May) isn't the wisest idea for a team that's rebuilding.
I disagree. Anytime you have an opportunity to acquire a player who just made the TOTY, you do it no questions asked. It's kind of like the NFL draft where you always hear that the best player available should be drafted instead of settling for a worse player who simply fills a "hole." Yes, LFC have other areas where they could improve, but Xabi should be acquired if LFC are in a position to acquire him.
Some think he will go back to his hometown club Real Sociedad. Makes sense - the guy has literally won almost every trophy imaginable for club and country. Isn't too farfetched to think he would like to go to a club where he can be a part of a rebuilding process.