Report: Liverpool player tells Klopp he wants to leave, Gary Neville said he wasn't good enough
Liverpool are expected to sell Xherdan Shaqiri in the near future, with Napoli and Lazio both in tough with his agents, Goal say.
On the way out?
Liverpool apparently expected to sell Shaqiri last summer, but he ended up sticking around and playing sporadically throughout the course of last campaign.
Shaqiri also had a reasonably impressive European Championships with Switzerland.
But Liverpool still consider the attacking midfielder to be expendable.
Napoli and Lazio are now in talks to sign him, while Sevilla and Villarreal have also enquired over taking him on loan.
Liverpool want to sell Shaqiri, though, and have no interest in looking at temporary deals.
The player is also said to have told the club that he wants out by the Athletic, as he seeks a new challenge.
Useful squad player
Shaqiri has actually been a fairly useful squad player for the Reds, but has never been able to nail down a starting place throughout his time with them.
Indeed, Gary Neville once said on Sky that Shaqiri simply wasn’t good enough to start for Liverpool.
If Shaqiri does depart Anfield it should help add to the club’s funds.
But it would also surely put pressure on Liverpool to bring in another attacker.
The likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane both didn’t score as prolifically as expected last season, and Liverpool are likely to want to increase competition for them both, rather than decrease it.