Liverpool haven’t received any offers for Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. The Reds hoped to get £20m for the winger.
This comes from Goal. They say that Liverpool now expect Xherdan Shaqiri to stay at the club after receiving no offers. They won’t entertain a loan deal, says Goal, and that’s a stance they’ve held since January.
The Liverpool Echo recently claimed that the Reds wanted £20m for Shaqiri. It now appears that price was too high. Liverpool are sticking to their guns, however – pay that or the player stays.
And so it seems Shaqiri will remain at Anfield this year.
What RTK has to say
Shaqiri barely played last season after a series of injuries. It also turned out that Liverpool didn’t really need him – they stormed to the title anyway. No wonder they looked to sell, then.
But Shaqiri’s one league start was a great one. He faced Everton last December at Anfield from the start and scored as the Reds won 5-2. There’s still a top player in there, then.
And so it’s hard to be down on the idea of Shaqiri staying. He is a very good player and Liverpool don’t have natural cover on the right-wing – he can offer that. In a compacted season, too, there may well be more opportunities for games as Jurgen Klopp looks to rotate more often.
In fact, we can only imagine injury record and age put an end to offers for Shaqiri. On talent alone, he’s well worth that £20m and can hopefully prove that again this season.