Swiss winger saw his move to Anfield fall through.
Switzerland international winger Xherdan Shaqiri has said that his move to Liverpool was blocked by Bayern Munich following his impressive performances at this summer’s World Cup, according to Sky Sports.
The Switzerland international has long been linked with a move to Anfield, with the Reds said to have been keen before he left Basel for the Allianz Arena in 2012.
Though Shaqiri has been a regular part of the Bayern squad over the past two years he has often found regular starts had to come by, which started a regular stream of speculation that suggested that he would have been allowed to move on during the transfer window.
However, it has now transpired that Bayern sought to knock back a series of offers for the 22-year-old, and he will now look to asses his options ahead of the next window in the new year.
“Liverpool made a bid for me before the World Cup but Bayern put their foot down and told me, ‘We’re not going to sell you,'” he said.
“My contract runs until 2016 and I could possibly extend it.
“I will consider my decision during the winter break.”
Shaqiri is expected to be a key part of the Swiss side that will take on England on Monday night in their first Euro 2016 qualifier.
“I expect England to come over with a lot of young players who aren’t yet so well known. They will want to repair the damage after not doing well at the World Cup finals.
“They will come over to Switzerland looking to win. But we will play our normal game – and we’ll be going for victory too.
“We are familiar with our formation as a team and we know what we have to do.
“The coach Vladimir Petkovic has told us he doesn’t need to make big changes for the England game.”
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