Report: Liverpool offer €14 million for Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri
Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers seem determined to up the ante this January and go in for shopping early this transfer window with the Merseysiders lining up a move for Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, according to reports. If the report from renowned Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio is to be believed, the Reds are ready to splash €14 million up front to bring the Swiss international winger to English shores.
Shaqiri was a major source of speculation for transfer in the summer after failing to get much playing time for Pep Guardiola in his first season in charge of the Bavarians. A successful World Cup campaign which saw Shaqiri net a hat-trick against Honduras and the Swiss qualify to the knock-out stages of the tournament, further fuelled speculations regarding the ex-Basel midfielder’s future at the Allianz Arena.
This season hasn’t been much different for the Swiss, with 10 of his 15 appearances having come from the bench for the run-away Bundesliga leaders.
Liverpool, meanwhile have been reeling in the Premier League with Luis Suarez no more at the club and Daniel Sturridge missing a majority of the season due to injury. With summer signing Mario Balotelli looking a shadow of his former self, Liverpool have found it hard to really put the pedal to the metal in terms of going forward.
Thus, the addition of the left-footed winger would certainly help the Reds add another dimension to the game with the pace, trickery and directness of Shaqiri sure to create havoc in opposition defences.