Liverpool had an incredibly successful transfer window this summer. The Reds got rid of some deadwood and cashed in on some youngsters who didn’t seem set to make the grade. There may still be business done before the window closes but details have now emerged on a deal that didn’t happen. According to Takvim in Turkey, Jürgen Klopp blocked a Xherdan Shaqiri loan to Fenerbahce at the last minute.
Little Big Jed Shaqiri
Liverpool signed Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City in 2018 after paying his £13m release clause.
The Swiss international arrived with winning pedigree having lifted the Champions League with Bayern Munich.
Since joining the Reds he’s added another Champions League title but his opportunities in the side have been few and far between.
This is due to a series of injuries and the outrageous form of the Reds’ attacking line. Whenever has played he has typically impressed, he put in a stellar performance in the Merseyside Derby last December.
Xherdan Shaqiri and Fenerbahce
According to Takvim in Turkey, Xherdan Shaqiri almost joined Fenerbahce on loan this summer.
The Swiss international has struggled for regular game time at Anfield and some had tipped him for an exit, be it permanent or temporary.
However, no such move materialised and he is now expected to be a fringe player in the squad, filling in when the fixture list gets particularly clogged.
Takvim has claimed that Jürgen Klopp blocked a move for Xherdan Shaqiri to Fenerbahce after changing his plans at the last minute, deciding to keep the Switzerland star around the squad.
What RTK has to say
Fingers crossed Jürgen Klopp’s decision will pay dividends, he doesn’t make too many bad calls.
The midfielder has shown that he can make a big contribution when called upon, he scored a peach of a goal in the League Cup this season.
If he is given opportunities than we expect him to take them. If he doesn’t then we may well see him head to Turkey in January.