Reds winger Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that he could leave Liverpool this month. Switzerland international has revealed that he’s not happy with his bit-part role for the Merseyside club, the attacking midfielder made 13 league starts for the side last campaign.
This isn’t surprising considering Reds frightening attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Xherdan’s growing concerns are understandable however as the ace hasn’t featured in Liverpool’s clashes against Norwich and Chelsea so far this campaign.
With the transfer window still open for Europe’s other top leagues, Shaqiri does have the opportunity to push for an exit until early next month. Merseyside club would be prepared to part with the 27-year-old winger for €36m. “I’m disappointed that I am no longer getting to play in matches. No player is happy to sit on the bench.”
“It is clear that I would like to have more playing time. I need to take a good look at the situation and find a solution.” Considering that he mainly featured off the bench, the Swiss attacker’s contributions last campaign were pretty good. The former Stoke attacker scored six goals and provided three assists in 24 Premier League matches.
Xherdan will likely struggle to win a place in the team this campaign given that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has come back from his long-term injury and that Divock Origi became a hero for Liverpool last season. Despite the strength of Jurgen Klopp’s starting eleven, it would be wise for the German manager to convince Shaqiri to remain in Liverpool.