Reds want Swiss playmaker…
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Gianluca di Marzio, an Italian football journalist who specialises in the transfer market, has claimed that Liverpool are discussing options with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich over the transfer of Xherdan Shaqiri.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) June 13, 2014
The 22-year-old Swiss international is currently at the World Cup in Brazil – where he is rated as one of the star players.
He can play in a number of attacking midfield positions, but probably prefers the pivotal central role behind the striker.
However, due to the wealth of talent at Bayern manager Pep Guardiola’s disposal, the playmaker struggled for the game time his talent undoubtedly warrants last term. He was only given ten Bundesliga starts, where he scored a reasonable six goals, but wasn’t given a single start in the Champions League.
Shaqiri claimed this made him unhappy earlier in the summer, and Liverpool could take advantage of this by offering him a key role at Anfield, as well as Champions League football in 2013/14.
Brendan Rodgers currently only has Coutinho and Raheem Sterling as top level attacking midfield options, and with a Champions League campaign ahead, he knows he needs to strengthen his squad before next season gets underway.