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Xherdan Shaqiri hints he could leave Liverpool in the summer



Xherdan Shaqiri hints he could leave Liverpool in the summer 1 Sportelo

Xherdan Shaqiri has hinted he could be prepared to leave Liverpool in search of regular football after becoming frustrated, lacking playing time with life on the bench.

The Switzerland international told Langenthaler Tagblatt he wants to go around his current situation at Anfield.

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“I’m disappointed that I do not play anymore,” he said. “Nobody likes to sit on the bench. It’s clear that I want more time. I have to look at the situation and find a solution.”

Shaqiri moved to Liverpool from Stoke City on a five-year deal in July 2018 and initially looked to be a shrewd signing by manager Jurgen Klopp.

Shaqiri has netted seven goals for the Reds last season, including netting a brace in a 3-1 win over bitter rivals Manchester United:

However, Shaqiri did not feature in Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur but said after the match he wants to stay at the club despite lacking playing time with Goal.

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“The manager has many good options and has to decide who can play,” he said “I knew before my transfer that the competition here is very tough. I have a long-term contract, and I definitely will stay. It’s a special moment for me standing here with the gold medal again.”

However, Shaqiri did not feature in Liverpool’s first two Premier League matches of the new campaign and he seems to have had a change of heart over his future.

It remains to be seen whether Liverpool would be willing to allow Shaqiri to leave.

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