Should Liverpool revive interest in Bayern's Shaqiri after weekend performance?

Xherdan Shaqiri

With Xherdan Shaqiri excelling for Switzerland on the weekend, we ask if Liverpool should re-ignite their interest in the Bayern Munich winger?

Seemingly shackled by his bit-part role at the Allianz Arena, there's no doubt Xherdan Shaqiri would benefit from frequent first team football. The Switzerland international has long cut a frustrated figure at Bayern Munich, but when he's played regularly, he's recognised among the top young talents in Europe.

He inspired his national side to a 4-0 win over a stubborn Lithuania side in European Qualifying Group E on Saturday, scoring two late goals as the Swiss eventually claimed three points, the second of which proved the pick of the bunch - a cheeky backheel past the helpless opposition goalkeeper.

His display in this tie will only serve to heighten his reputation, with a number of elite European sides already chasing his signature. According to reports, he has received a host of offers from across the continent in recent months, yet it is believed that he favours a switch to the Premier League.

Liverpool have been linked with the 23-year-old for some time now, and with the player admitting his frustrations at the Bundesliga outfit, many would expect the Merseyside club to make an approach for his services in the new year.

The club's summer business has come under intense scrutiny of late, as a number of high-profile signings have failed to live up to expectations, and some fans may be angered to hear that Shaqiri could have joined their ranks during the previous window had Bayern not stepped in to block a deal. 

He has made eight domestic appearances for the Bundesliga champions this term, five of which have seen him come on as a substitute. This has seen him score on just one occasion, while fashioning a further ten chances for his team-mates.  

A versatile player - capable of playing on the left, right or down the centre - Shaqiri would provide a huge boost to Brendan Rodgers' faltering attack. Renowned for his speed and creativity, the Swiss midfielder is capable of turning a game on its head; a match winning trait the club have lacked since the departure of Luis Suarez.  

Liverpool will face stern competition from Tottenham for the winger's signature, but he's certainly worth the fight. With Spurs expected to make an offer worth £19.6million to bring him to White Hart Lane, Rodgers could probably snap him up for around the £20 million mark.

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