Liverpool boosted in race to sign Bayern Munich star

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Liverpool have been a handed a boost in the race to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.

The Reds - along with the likes of Serie A duo Juventus and Napoli - are reportedly keeping a close eye on the Swiss international, who appears to have admitted that he would have to listen to offers that come from big clubs.

"When you hear these names, of course you have to listen to the offer, but there is nothing concrete," he was quoted by The Metro.

"I cannot say anything to this. I am feeling good in Munich but as a player you have to listen, if one of these top clubs is interested.

"I hear the interest from Borussia Moenchengladbach for the first time. You have to ask Gladbach. I cannot say anything. Bundesliga is the best league for me, but I also like the Premier League and Serie A. In Serie A many teams have developed well with nice

Such quotes would appear to suggest that Shaqiri is very much leaving his options open, which could be good news for Liverpool, who were first linked with a move for the £17 million-rated Swiss international towards the end of the January transfer window after missing out on Mohamed Salah to Chelsea.

Although Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers currently boasts an incredibly strong attacking lineup that features in-form strike duo Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, the Reds - who currently lie second in the Premier League following Sunday's morale-boosting 3-0 triumph over fierce rivals Manchester United - are likely to need to boost their squad in multiple areas in order to prepare for a return to the Champions League.

Playmaker Shaqiri only joined Bayern Munich from Swiss champions FC Basel during the summer of 2012 and he has scored five goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances so far this season.

While he does seem to feature in manager Pep Guardiola's plans, you have to imagine that the fierce competition for places within such a talented Bayern squad could eventually lead to Shaqiri considering his own future.

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