Rodgers could rekindle his interest in £15m star this January

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The Reds are reportedly set to launch a January attempt to sign Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri.

Brendan Rodgers could rekindle his interest in Xherdan Shaqiri in January, according to the Daily Star

Shaqiri was reportedly on Rodgers' wishlist over the summer, but no deal was landed for the winger's services and he has remained at Bayern Munich.

However, Shaqiri's agent and brother, Erdin, has hinted that a January move could be a possibility for his client and that is set to alert the Reds to his availability once again. 

"In the summer there was no chance of leaving," Erdin told Kicker.

"But in the winter, there's a strong possibility, and we will look to see how many games Xherdan has played by then."

Shaqiri is a match winner on his day and considered one of Europe's top, young talents, but his task of breaking through at Bayern Munich is a tough one. 

The German champions have the likes of Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery occupying the attacking spots that he wants to play in and, as a result, he has been having to make do with fleeting appearances. 

It is something which the Switzerland international has grown frustrated with and it seems Erdin was making a warning that if Shaqiri didn't receive enough game-time he would be off. 

So far this season, Shaqiri has played three times for Pep Guardiola's side, but only started once and that is unlikely to be enough to convince him to stick around. 

At Anfield his pace would be a major threat to defences and his route to the first-team looks easier, although there is no guarantee he would go straight into Rodgers' starting line-up.

The Reds have a number of offensive stars and Shaqiri would face a fight if he was to move to Anfield in January. 

The belief is that he could be available for around £15 million and if he did join it would certainly add another dimension to the Anfield side's attack, as they look to consolidate their place in the top four. 

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