Sources: Liverpool attacker shortlisted after desire to leave made clear

According to La Lazio Siamo Noi, Lazio have placed Xherdan Shaqiri on a transfer shortlist along with Ianis Hagi and Franck Ribery.

Football Insider claimed earlier this week that the Switzerland international told his agent to find him a new club ahead of the summer transfer window as his lack of game time has frustrated him.

The 29-year-old has started five Premier League games this season and while he will have expected this, he needs to play more as he enters the twilight of his career. Mohamed Salah is always going to start ahead of the former Stoke City man.

La Lazio Siamo Noi claims that the Serie A outfit has named Shaqiri on a shortlist along with Franck Ribery and Ianis Hagi.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool in action during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Liverpool FC and FC Midtjylland at Anfield on October 27, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool will go through something of a rebuild this summer as wantaway and unwanted players alike will leave the club as stars that can add and contribute more meaningfully to Jurgen Klopp’s side will arrive.

Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Harry Wilson are players that could leave in search of more game time.

The Reds are after another forward as evidenced by their interest in Celtic forward Odsonen Edouard, who rejected Liverpool’s approach due to concerns over a lack of game time.

Midfield will be an interesting area of the pitch to keep an eye on as the futures of Gini Wijnaldum, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are open books at this point, as all three could leave this summer for differing reasons.

Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) celebrates scoring his side’s fifth goal of the game with team-mate Roberto Firmino during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/PA Images via Getty Images)

Chamberlain hasn’t played very much this season after he suffered a knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for 113 days.

There’s no denying his talent but ever since his Arsenal days, he’s been prone to injury and could do with a fresh start.

Naby Keita’s issues are also deeply rooted within his injury history and with three different issues plus a COVID-19 infection hampering his progress this season, he has fallen way down the midfield pecking order.

Wijnaldum’s contract situation has been talked about more than enough so I won’t bore you with the details.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 14: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool reacts after missing a chance during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield on April 14, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

As is the case for most clubs after a disappointing season, Liverpool’s summer transfers will be interesting to follow.

Tell me on Twitter who you think the Reds should sign this summer.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.


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