Some Liverpool fans disappointed that Shaqiri deal is agreed with Lyon
Some Liverpool fans can’t believe the club have agreed on a deal with Lyon for Xherdan Shaqiri.
What’s the story?
According to Sky Sports, the Reds have agreed a fee of £9.5m for the Switzerland international.
Shaqiri had already settled on personal terms with the French outfit over a move.
Despite selling Shaqiri, it does not sound like the Merseysiders will bring a replacement in. According to the Daily Mail, Harvey Elliott is under consideration as a replacement for the Swiss ace.
The 18-year-old played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win over Burnley.
Shaqiri needs replacing
Going into the season with a youngster as one of the attacking choices is a risky decision.
As a result, Liverpool need to replace Shaqiri amid reports of a deal being agreed.
Elliott has yet to hit the ground running in the famous red of Liverpool and should act as a bench option for now
However, if the club do not sign a replacement for Shaqiri, he will find himself as one of the key players.
In a 38-game campaign, at 18, that is a move which can easily backfire.
Here is how some Liverpool fans reacted to the news…
This is crazy, who else have we got in our midfield to challenge city or Chelsea— Emmy Japan 🇯🇵 (@ugwox1) August 22, 2021
Curtis and Elliott? Really? These kids are good but can’t even get into Manchester United’s 11
Shaq deserves a chance to start which he couldn’t get here. Always worked hard when called upon. I wish him the best of luck.— Arizona Red (@az_liverpool) August 22, 2021
Its not what I wanted— @dennis_wamalwa (@dennisw41893933) August 22, 2021
Gutted 😔— Portuguese Prince 🇵🇹 (@diogoalz) August 22, 2021
Lol, made yourself wait so long for £11m just to agree for their original price then give yourselves so little time to find a replacement, sometimes it's not always a master class by Edwards https://t.co/oJKf31cWbY— lee.yixuan (@greenpolution) August 23, 2021
Good deal for Lyon. We need to bring in one now to replace him as we are short of attackers. One injury and a couple leaving for the Afcons and we are in trouble.— DesdeUnoOchoNueveDos (@liverbird2018) August 22, 2021
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