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Rumour: Liverpool considering move for Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri as Lallana move hits delay

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Xherdan Shaqiri of Bayern Muenchen runs with the ball during the UEFA Super Cup between FC Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea FC

Liverpool are considering a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, according to the Liverpool ECHO.

The Swiss midfielder, who has been selected by his country to play at the World Cup in Brazil, has been a peripheral figure at Bayern Munich over the last couple of years and could be set to move on.

He earned his move to the Allianz Arena after a stunning season with FC Basel, which included a goal in the Champions League which knocked Manchester United out of the competition.

Shaqiri is very highly-rated in Germany, especially at Bayern, but with the sheer number of world class talents in the squad and ahead of him in the first-team, Shaqiri could be forced to move on and seek first-team football.

It is thought that Bayern would be tempted with a bid of around £15 million for the player, who has not been a regular since moving from Basel in 2012.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is also looking at other deals having submitted a bid for Southampton’s Adam Lallana, while also keeping a watching eye of his team-mate, Dejan Lovren, who Liverpool were interested in last summer.

Rodgers is keen to improve his entire squad ahead of a testing campaign next season where he will manage in the Champions League for the first time. He will also have to juggle a Premier League title challenge after securing their place in second in the table on the final day of the season.

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