Xherdan Shaqiri has given his potential suitors more reason to believe a deal can be achieved in January after venting his frustrating following Saturday’s win against Cologne.
The Swiss winger is frustrated with Arjen Robben slipping back into the team ahead of him after just recovering from injury.
According to the German media outlet, Blick, the midfielder said: “If you sit on the bench, one is always frustrated. I do not know what I can do more."
Shaqiri has started two games this season and made four substitute appearances but it looks like the 23 year-old will be playing second fiddle to the Dutchman yet again this term.
Over the summer, the Switzerland international was heavily linked with a move to Anfield after he revealed that he wanted to play more first team football.
However, according to the Daily Star, the Bayern play maker told Sky Sports Germany that the club denied his transfer request as they were keen for him to see out his contract which ends in 2016.
He joined the club in February 2012 after completing a move from Basel but he has been forced to sit in the shadow of Robben.
Earlier this month, Shaqiri’s agent revealed that there is still interest from Liverpool to bring the midfielder to Merseyside despite the arrival of Lazar Markovic. It has been revealed in the Daily Express that his agent believes there is a strong possibility of Shaqiri signing for the Reds in the New Year.
If Shaqiri was to leave the Allianz Arena, he would leave be departing the Bundesliga champions, who look set to retain their crown after making a strong start to the new season.
Bayern are top of the table – two points ahead of their nearest rivals, Borussia Monchengladbach, and have kept five clean sheets on the bounce. Liverpool, on the other hand, have made a stuttered start to the new campaign and are currently sitting in 14th following their draw with rivals Everton.
Shaqiri showcased his skills at the World Cup this summer, scoring a hat-trick in the process. His eye for a pass and his ability to make well timed runs makes him a perfect fit in Brendan Rodgers's side. The winger also had a knack for shooting from distance and this would be an extra incentive for Rodgers to recruit the Bayern man.
But Guardiola will be keen to hold on to the midfielder for another year and if Bayern progress into the next round of the Champions League then Shaqiri may opt to stay considering he would be exempt from playing for the Reds in this competition.
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