Liverpool have been strongly linked with making a move for Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer with the Swiss thought to be open to a move away from the Allianz Arena.
Brendan Rodgers’ chances of getting him will be far greater should Liverpool qualify for Champions League football next season but what exactly would he add to the squad?
Shaqiri has five Bundesliga goals this season, which puts him just behind Sterling. However, six of Shaqiri’s 14 appearances have come as a substitute so he may have nudged ahead of the England winger had he enjoyed the same number of starts this season.
Only Luis Alberto has produced fewer assists for Liverpool this season but Sterling is still ahead of Shaqiri who has failed to produce a single assist in any league game for Bayern Munich. Passes per Game
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There’s little between them in terms of the average number of psses per game with Shaqiri producing 23.9 per match which is barely behind Sterling’s 24.08 per game this season.
Shots per Game
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Shaqiri is just ahead in terms of shots per game in the Bundesliga with 1.9 per match on average. It suggests he’s got a slightly better eye for goal and is more willing to shoot when he gets into good positions.
Dribbles per Game
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Sterling is way out ahead in terms of dribbles per game making significantly more than the 1.6 per game produced by Shaqiri this season. It suggests that Sterling is much more effective with the ball at his feet, driving at opponents and getting the better of defenders.