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Liverpool planning transfer raid for Xherdan Shaqiri

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Brendan Rodgers is planning a move for Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Swiss youngster is set to star for his nation at the World Cup in
Brazil this summer, despite struggling to fit into the Bayern starting XI since joining from Basel in 2012.

Rodgers is also planning to strengthen his defence this summer, after seeing his side concede over 50 Premier League goals last season.

Southampton’s Dejan Lovren has emerged as a possible target for The Reds, though it is his team-mate Adam Lallana who is their main target for the
summer.

Shaqiri would arguably be a good signing for Liverpool, who lacked strength and pace out wide last season as they saw their title bid fall short, though it is thought that Rodgers would need to pay at least £15million to snap up one of Europe's most promising wingers.

If that doesn’t work out there are plenty of other names Liverpool could make moves for, though Rodgers might decide to give priority to strengthening his defence.

Along with Southampton’s Lovren, they are apparently tracking Sevilla’s left-back Alberto Moreno, Cardiff’s Stevan Caulker and Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand.

In other areas, Liverpool have been linked with Swansea duo Michel Vorm and Wilfried Bony, although their strongest link with any player since the end of the season remains to be Adam Lallana, as they look to possibly finalise that deal before the start of the World Cup.

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