Bayern Munich have a lot of talented footballers, more than they can actually play enough to keep happy. One of those players that is likely to be moved on this summer is Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri.
With their bid for Adam Lallana not yet accepted by Southampton, with the south-coast club wanting more money for their captain than is currently being offered, Liverpool have been proactive and started looking elsewhere. According to quite a few journalists, talks have already begun between Liverpool and Bayern.
More of a natural winger than Lallana, with the same ability to play through the middle when called upon, Shaqiri is an eye-catching footballer on his day. Skills, goals and assists are his bread and butter, and his individualism is what sets him aside from other players. He’ll fit in well down Liverpool’s left hand side, and in their system too, with his style somewhat reminiscent of Luis Suarez.
Fee’s at this stage are purely speculation, but Liverpool have to strengthen now they have Champions League football to play next season, which will put a strain on both their squad and league form. This is an exciting, and important, window for Liverpool, but the noises coming out of the club so far have been extremely promising.
See him, more likely than not, playing for Switzerland tonight against Ecuador [5pm ITV].