Xherdan Shaqiri subject of official Liverpool approach

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Liverpool have made an approach to Bayern Munich for Swiss starlet Xherdan Shaqiri and are confident of adding the wing wizard to potent strikeforce aiming to make a big impact in the Champions League next season.

Shaqiri has shown flashes of genuine quality for Bayern this season but still been made to wait for consistent first-team opportunities by first-choice wide duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, among the very best players in their position on the planet.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers believes he can offer the 22-year-old regular playing time at Anfield and instructed Liverpool chiefs to sound out Bayern over the youngster's availability earlier this week, according to The Guardian.

Bayern bought one of Europe's most exciting talents for €11.6m in 2012 but are currently considering whether his place among Pep Guardiola's substitutes on a consistent basis is tenable moving forward.

Liverpool are an exciting side on the rise and believe the lure of a fresh start in the Premier League can persuade Shaqiri his future lies elsewhere, part of a massive spending spree Rodgers feels is neccessary to maintain progress on multiple fronts next season, with Champions League football back on the agenda.

Attacking options remain at the forefront of Rodgers' thinking and Shaqiri is just one of a number of targets, with the other top priority completing the signing of Southampton playmaker Adam Lallana for a fee in the region of £20m.

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