Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has told friends he’s ready to leave the club next year, according to Football Insider.
Would Liverpool miss Shaqiri?
Shaqiri, 28, has struggled for game time since arriving at Anfield, as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s unbelievable form hasn’t slowed down.
The Swiss international has been limited to just 11 minutes of Premier League action this season, and hasn’t featured since September due to injury.
He’s reportedly told friends that he’s willing to move on from the club, despite winning the Champions League last season.
The Reds also sit eight points clear at the top of the Premier League season, with main rivals Manchester City down in fourth.
The return to fitness of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has compounded the issue for Shaqiri, who wasn’t even named on the bench for the fixtures against Aston Villa, Manchester City and Genk despite returning to training.
Shaqiri’s most frequent run of starts came between October and December last season, moving infield to a creative midfielder role, forming a front four with Mane, Salah and Roberto Firmino.
However, Jurgen Klopp seemed to go cold on the idea, and reverted to his more conventional 4-3-3 system as the Reds went on to win their sixth European title.
While a move looks unlikely in January, Shaqiri could see the door open to a move in the summer of 2020.
Now a two-time Champions League winner with multiple other titles to boot, there would presumably be no shortage of suitors for the winger, who has now performed in England, Italy and Germany over the years.
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