According to the latest reports, Liverpool would be open to selling Xherdan Shaqiri this summer for the right price.
The Swiss international has dropped in and out of the Reds starting lineup this season, his involvement reducing as the season progressed. Jurgen Klopp featured the 5’ 7” winger heavily early on in the campaign but found less and less use for him as Divock Origi started to hit his best form.
After Stoke City’s relegation from the Premier League, Liverpool seemed to have gotten Shaqiri for a steal – £13.5m on a five-year contract. However, at 27 years old, hardly any top professional would like to see his career die as a fringe option.
Shaqiri has a lot of skill under his boots and can easily be a guaranteed starter in other European sides. He is in his prime and could raise a decent fee with fours years still left in his Anfield contract.
Jurgen Klopp is set to welcome back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back into the lineup next season which would further reduce Shaqiri’s involvement in the first team. The Reds have already missed out on the signing of Julian Brandt to Borussia Dortmund but the German boss is keeping track of other younger options.
Maybe selling Shaqiri would is a ploy to make space for returning Liverpool youngsters, Harry Wilson and Ryan Kent, both of whom have been greatly impressive on their loan spells this season.
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