One of the reasons that Liverpool have been so successful in the last year has been the willingness of fringe players to come in and have the game of their life when called upon. Xherdan Shaqiri was testament to this attitude when he scored in the 5-2 win over Everton in December. According to James Pearce, Liverpool are open to selling Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer for €30m.
There were reports over the festive period that the Swiss winger had rejected a loan move to Galatasaray.
More recently, there were articles claiming that Liverpool had turned down Roma when they sought to take Shaqiri on loan in order to cover for the injured Nicolo Zaniolo.
Little Big Jed Shaqiri had a blinder when he played against The Ev.
The diminutive winger scored his side’s second goal as The Reds demolished their neighbourhood rivals 5-2 at Anfield.
Injury has limited the ex-Stoke man’s opportunities this season, he missed most of the start of the campaign and has recently picked up yet another knock.
According to James Pearce Liverpool will be open to selling Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer having rejected loan bids from Seville and Roma.
What RTK has to say
This wouldn’t be an awful move. We signed the Swiss international for just £13m in 2018, selling him for €30m would see us more than double our money.
Whilst he has been an effective player for us when used, it would be a shame to see such a talented player waste his best years on the bench.
Shaqiri is far too good to spend his prime getting a game once a month, likely as a sub. He is far from irreplaceable, if he wants to move for first team football and the money is right then this move is good for all involved.