Liverpool Pre-Season Training Session
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Video: Xherdan Shaqiri shines in training despite reports of exit

Xherdan Shaqiri shone in a Liverpool training video on Tuesday. That’s despite reports that he’s about the leave the club.

Liverpool put out a video of pre-season training on Tuesday, featuring a shooting competition. There were quite a few notable moments from the footage.

We saw Virgil van Dijk score a good few, Divock Origi shows off some neat finishes and there were some very impressive goalkeeping displays.

On standout in training, though, was Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Swiss consistently pulled off some wonderful goals, finding the top corner on a few occasions. He looked incredibly sharp for a player just back from holiday.

It’s a great sign. Shaqiri enjoyed a remarkable Euro 2020 with Switzerland where he was a creative force. He also netted some important goals as his country went far further than expected.

And Shaqiri looks ready to continue that fine form, judging by how sharp he looks in training. We’ll get a better idea once he’s playing in friendlies but the 29-year-old stood out here.

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And that’s despite reports he could leave the club soon.

Shaqiri shines in training

The Mirror put out a report on Tuesday that said Shaqiri could be leaving Liverpool. But that’s just the latest in a long line of claims from various outlets saying similar.

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There’s even a clear replacement at the club in Harvey Elliott. We’ve long believed the teenager could take over from Shaqiri and the Liverpool Echo claim that’s the plan.

But there are a few things making us believe Shaqiri could stay. Firstly, his performances at Euro 2020, as we mentioned.

A change in position for Elliott appears to leave the door open for Shaqiri, too, and we wonder if that’s enough to keep him around. If he continues to shine in pre-season, though, we’d no longer wonder – it surely would be enough.

This is one to watch, then. We thought Shaqiri was all but gone from Liverpool. Now, though, we’re not so sure.

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