'I have to accept it' - £15m Liverpool target Shaqiri speaks on his future

Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool linked Xherdan Shaqiri expects to continue with Bayern Munich.

Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri says he expects to continue as a Bayern Munich player in January.

The playmaker featured for an hour in the 4-0 weekend win over Hannover, providing an assist in the victory.

That was his third start of the season for the club, coming off the bench another three times, and it seems he is certainly in the thinking of manager Pep Guardiola.

Shaqiri was linked with a move to Liverpool over the summer, but is not expected to be moving on any time soon.

He told German channel Sport1: "I have a contract until 2016 and the club has already told me he does not want to go anywhere, so I just have to accept it.

"As long as I'm here, I'll give what I can. I'll do my best in training and if I can start more often then I will be happy.

"I hope you all are able to see how hungry I am for football. "

He does not appear entirely convinced he will be at the club long-term, but certainly he expects to be hanging around until next summer.

At that point Shaqiri will have only one more year remaining on his contract, and Bayern will consider cashing in as they did with Toni Kroos if the player does not sign a new deal.

It's likely he will want to be convinced of a bigger role in the side. At only 22, the club who lands Shaqiri for potentially his peak years, could get a steal.

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