Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri is seemingly heading closer to the Anfield exit door, urging his agent to seal a move elsewhere this summer.
The Swiss winger joined the Reds back in the summer of 2018, arriving from Stoke City and being seen as someone who could add depth to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Although there have been undoubted moments of quality – journalist James Pearce has hailed his technique as ‘breathtaking’ in the past – Shaqiri’s time at Liverpool has been injury-plagued and inconsistent.
He has only made five starts in this Premier League season and it appears as though his exit is inevitable in the summer transfer window.
Shaqiri keen on Liverpool exit
According to Football Insider, Shaqiri has ‘instructed’ his agent to find him a new club ahead of next season in order to earn more regular playing time.
Transfer Tavern take
There is an inevitability about Shaqiri leaving this summer, with his exit making sense for all parties. The 29-year-old is not reliable enough fitness-wise to keep persevering with and Liverpool selling him could raise funds for new signings.
History may not look back on Shaqiri’s time at Anfield with huge fondness, but his match-winning brace against Manchester United and assist for Gini Wijnaldum against Barcelona at Anfield have been standout moments. It’s just a shame that such contributions didn’t occur more regularly.
In other news, one Liverpool player came in for criticism from James Pearce after the draw with Newcastle. Read more here.
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