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Report: Liverpool reject loan offers for midfielder, but may sell him in summer

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri will be allowed to leave in the summer, but the Premier League leaders are not open to sending him out on loan before then, according to The Mirror.

The report suggests that the Reds have received loan offers from Sevilla and Roma for the Swiss international, but those moves were rejected.

With Liverpool on track to win their first league title since 1990 and still in contention for the FA Cup and Champions League titles, manager Jurgen Klopp will want to maintain his squad’s depth as the business end of the season approaches.

Shaqiri was signed by the Reds from Stoke City in July 2018 and has provided important cameos in the Anfield outfit’s side at times since then.

However, the Swiss star has struggled for game time in what has been an injury plagued season so far, making just 10 appearances for Liverpool and scoring just once.

The January arrival of Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg has put his place in the squad under further threat and increased competition for places at Anfield.

Shaqiri has been used effectively as an impact sub by Klopp, most notably against fierce rivals Manchester United last season when he scored twice after coming off the bench at Anfield.

Despite this, the report stats Liverpool are willing to do business if a club matches their demands in the summer.

The former Bayern winger will undoubtedly garner interest from top clubs across Europe, with his fancy footwork and powerful left foot appealing attributes.

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