Liverpool are also keen on finalising a move for Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno.
The deal was thought to be dead in the water as Rodgers refused to be held to ransom by the Spanish side who deemed their initial £17m offer as not good enough.
However, in a bid to put the deal to bed, Rodgers is now willing to splash out a further £3m to drive the number up to £20m, which he believes will finally convince the Andalusian side to sell.
But that isn’t the only raid they have planned on Spanish sides, as they are still looking to win the race to land Barcelona superstar Alexis Sanchez for a knock down fee of only £20m.
Like Shaqiri, the Chilean international has been told that he is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, but has found himself in the middle of an epic tug of war between the Reds, Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus.
He is thought to be keen on making a move to the Premier League, and Liverpool have been quickest to react at hearing of his availability.
His signature would surely soften the blow of losing Luis Suarez for so long.
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