Former Liverpool centre-back Stephane Henchoz has explained why Xherdan Shaqiri sees his future lying away from Anfield this summer.
The Lowdown: Shaqiri linked with exit
Shaqiri has spent three seasons as a Reds player, making 63 appearances and famously scoring a match-winning double at home to Manchester United back in 2018/19.
It looks as though the 29-year-old’s time on Merseyside is coming to an end, however, with first-team opportunities few and far between.
The Latest: Henchoz provides update
“Shaqiri is an outstanding player, he has shown that many times. At Liverpool, however, the competition is simply too great.
“After this excellent Euro 2020, he would like to be a regular at a club. That is why he has now sent a clear signal to Liverpool with these clear words.”
The Verdict: Best for all parties
It makes sense for everyone that Shaqiri finds a new club this summer, allowing him to be a key man elsewhere and generating transfer funds for Liverpool.
In Harvey Elliott, the Reds look to have a tailor-made younger replacement for the Switzerland international, and his path won’t be blocked by his senior teammate staying put.
Shaqiri has a huge amount of quality and could enjoy success elsewhere, but his time for the Reds has run its course.
In other news, Liverpool could reportedly make a move for a midfielder this summer. Find out who it is here.
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