Liverpool Set To Make Surprise Late Move For Another Exciting Attacker

By on August 26, 2014

The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Liverpool are set to make an offer for Xherdan Shaqiri.

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Liverpool are set to make a surprise late bid for Bayern Munich attacker Xherdan Shaqiri after learning that Atletico Madrid have made an approach for the player, according to reports.

The Reds were strongly linked with a move for Shaqiri earlier in the summer when Brendan Rodgers was understood to be desperate to lure the Swiss international to Anfield.

The Northern Irishman was forced to turn his attention elsewhere after Bayern refused to do business, and the Liverpool supremo has since signed attackers like Lazar Markovic and Adam Lallana.

However, the Express claim that Rodgers has continued to keep a close eye on the 22-year-old’s situation and is now ready to make a move after learning that Atletico Madrid have approached Bayern about the attackers availability.

The La Liga champions have already signed Mario Mandzukic from the German giants and it appears Diego Simeone is keen for Shaqiri to follow the striker to the Vicente Calderon.

While Munich chiefs have previously indicated they weren’t going to allow Shaqiri to leave this summer, the newspaper suggests that that could change after the player made it known that he wasn’t happy with his lack of first team action.

Shaqiri only joined Bayern in 2012 after he made a move from FC Basel but he’s struggled to establish himself at the Allianz Arena and made just 17 appearances last season, with many of those coming from the substitutes bench.

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He’s no doubt a huge talent and would prove to be an excellent addition to the Liverpool squad if they were able to lure him to Anfield, but it’s something of a surprise to hear the Reds wants another attacker and it would be interesting to see where Rodgers would see him fitting in.

The youngster is predominantly a right-winger but can play anywhere across the attacking positions so would give Rodgers plenty of options in the final third, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll be able to agree a deal with Bayern or beat Atletico to his signature if the Germans agree to sell.

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  1. nath emefiele

    August 27, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Shaqiri will be a quality addition to Rodgers’ side. Inasmuch as ManU are ready to pay 20m for Allen, I think it would be wise to sell Allen and invest in Shaqiri. Rodgers should also not forget to sign a quality goal keeper to challenge Mignolet and avoid complacency.

    • snapsta

      August 29, 2014 at 1:45 am

      You are crazy if you think that a) that Allen rumour is true b) Rodgers would sell him c) that if he were to sell him he would to ManU & d) that selling him is a good idea. He has been our best midfielder in the first two games of the season by a mile. Try to understand what it is a midfielder is meant to do before calling for one to be sold.

  2. nath emefiele

    August 27, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Shaqiri will be a quality addition to Rodgers’ side. Inasmuch as ManU are ready to pay 20m for Allen, I think it would be wise to sell Allen and invest in Shaqiri. Rodgers should also not forget to sign a quality goal keeper to challenge Mignolet to avoid complacency.

  3. Mick

    August 27, 2014 at 8:14 am

    After watching Shaqiri in the world cup he does look the real deal.
    But we also need to get our tactics right if we are going to utilise these players correctly.
    One of our midfielders need to be a holding player and I haven’t seen who that is yet.
    Gerrard seems to be playing in almost a tramline centre, moving forward and back, but he’s sometimes reliant on the defence to pick up when they feel they have other jobs to do. This needs sorting.

  4. Jshegsman

    August 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

    BR this would be a great signing to boost our goal scoring like last season please do some fast if bayern wont to sell him….ynwa

  5. okorie

    August 27, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Pls sign him fast,we need more creativity & spark in the final third.

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    August 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm


    • wayne

      August 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Can you please learn how to spell and use proper vocabulary before you comment on posts that other users are meant to be able to read? Until you can, I can’t see anybody taking your points seriously.

  8. Uche stephen

    August 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Lfc go an get him fast

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  10. Job Tjiho

    August 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Go get him!!!

  11. Oliver suarez

    August 27, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Liverpool should go and got him fast, please we need champions league experienceB-)

  12. snapsta

    August 29, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I think he just the type of player we need to fill the role that Suarez played when he drifted out to the right and I we should still have room in the budget. Would be very happy if this went through.

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