Liverpool surprisingly exploring possibility of selling technically gifted forward
The former Stoke City player joined Liverpool the previous summer. But he has mostly been used as an impact substitute this campaign.
Xherdan has played his part in some crucial moments for Liverpool. These include netting twice against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United at Old Trafford and picking up the assist for Divock Origi versus Newcastle United which took the trophy race into the final day.
But manager Jurgen Klopp has been unwilling to use the diminutive left-footed attacking midfielder too often. And consequently, Shaqiri could be axed this summer transfer window.
But another Liverpool player could take advantage of his potential exit. Harry Wilson might step into Xherdan’s shoes next campaign.
Harry is currently on loan at EFL Championship outfit Derby County, where the star has thoroughly impressed. The 22-year-old talent has netted 18 goals and provided six assists this campaign.
The Wales international netted against Leeds United in his side’s play-off semi-final win this week. Wilson is now set for a Wembley trip as the player aims to get the Rams promoted.
But when he makes Liverpool return, his future remains undetermined. It remains to be seen if Klopp use him, loan him out again or sell him.
If Shaqiri departs, this would open up a vacancy for Harry. The left-footed wide man has proven his quality in the English second division and could get his chance with Liverpool.