Anfield side adopt odd approach to signing long term target.
Liverpool’s ongoing pursuit of Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri has taken an interesting turn with the Anfield side willing to let Inter Milan bring in the attacker on a loan deal this month according to the Metro.
The 23 year old Swiss international seems destined to leave the Allianz Arena having become something of a bit-part player under Pep Guardiola, and Brendan Rodgers will apparently step back and allow Shaqiri move to Inter Milan on a short term deal ahead of a Liverpool bid to sign the player permanently in the summer.
Such a plan seems a risky approach to take, after all one imagines that if Shaqiri is sufficiently impressive at the San Siro then Roberto Mancini will move to make the move permanent.
Alternatively a good showing from the pint-sized wide-man will of course alert other prospective suitors and helpfully bump up his price, a move that clearly benefits Bayern Munich but not Liverpool.
Also Liverpool urgently need effective attacking options in January as a Champions League berth for next term is crucial, not least to aid the club’s efforts to land top targets.