Merseyside club attacker Xherdan Shaqiri is set to push for an exit from Liverpool at the end of the campaign. The outlet claims that Switzerland international, on a reported £80,000-per-week at the Reds, has told friends that he will leave the Anfield next summer.
Xherdan has become frustrated with his lack of playing time this campaign and has accepted that he won’t be able to break up the team’s fearsome front three. Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to sanction Shaqiri’s departure mid-campaign, but may well allow him to leave once the season has come to an end.
You can understand why the 28-year-old attacker would want to leave the Merseyside club because it’s not happened for him since he joined the Reds. Swiss playmaker is a talented footballer, and he had some big moments in the first half of the last campaign, but he has become a bit of a spare part at Liverpool this time around.
Xherdan’s never going to shift Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane from the starting line-up, while the opportunities of him getting in midfield are unlikely as well. The come back to form of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has probably ended Shaqiri’s opportunities of claiming a midfield role.
With that said, he is kind of in no-mans land now. He has just played four games in all tournaments this campaign for a combined 25 minutes, which isn’t going to be enough to satisfy anyone. He could be a starter for most Premier League clubs, and so it’s no surprise that he wants out.