Xherdan Shaqiri scores superb backheel for Switzerland

Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his goal (©GettyImages)

Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri is a wanted to man, especially by Liverpool and Manchester United, and after his goal last night it's easy to see why.

The Swiss star was on the scoresheet for his country in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania last evening, and his finish was certainly something to behold.  Josep Drmic squared a ball into the area that was ever so slightly behind his team-mate.


However that wasn't an issue for Shaqiri, who brilliantly flicked the ball beyond the Lithuanian goalkeeper. The Swiss ace hasn't been getting the first team action he wants at the Allianz Arena, and that has prompted speculation that he could be on the move in the January window.

Liverpool have been linked with the 23-year-old for some time now, while Manchester United are also said to be in the race for his services. Shaqiri has admitted that he had offered to leave the Allianz Arena over the summer, only to be convinced to stay.

January exit?

"I want to play more. I wanted to go during the summer, but Bayern made their decision and I had to accept it," he said. "I thought that after the World Cup it would have been better for me to try something new. I thought I was moving and there were several offers for me, but Bayern decided I had to stay and I couldn't do anything else.

"Everyone knows I want to play more. I want to talk to Bayern. I feel that I will never be a starter, even if I assist in every game."

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Manchester United and Liverpool may have to cough up a few more million if he keeps scoring goals like this however. Switzerland ran out 4-0 winners against Lithuania to keep the pressure on England at the top of Group E.

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