Xherdan Shaqiri’s time on Merseyside appears to be coming to a close. The Swiss midfielder has found game time hard to come by, with just 156 minutes in seven months.
Currently sidelined with injury, Shaqiri may have one eye on the Anfield exit. The Liverpool winger is simply too talented to be sitting on the bench for any club.
His absence from Jurgen Klopp’s team is through no fault of the player; his competition at Anfield is simply too good.
Liverpool boast a world-class front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah. Displacing any of those players is impossible.
Shaqiri is now 28 and will want to play as much as possible at this stage of his career. The tricky winger has previously admitted to being “dissatisfied” with his situation at Liverpool and things have got worse since then.
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Shaqiri was recently overlooked by his national side Switzerland as they selected a new captain.
The armband instead went to Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka; a surprising move considering the years of impressive performances the Liverpool player has given his country.
With the lack of game time now impacting his international career, Shaqiri will surely be considering his options. So perhaps the Reds should look to cash in on the unhappy Swiss midfielder in January.