Xherdan Shaqiri’s career at Liverpool has been one that has always been full of intrigue at times, despite the fact that the Switzerland international has a proven quality about his game and what he can do on a football pitch.
Of course, the winger has been able to represent a number of the biggest clubs around Europe and has been able to win a plethora of titles with FC Bayern Munich and Inter Milan among them.
Stoke City signed him as a surprise signing where he continued to excel, however his move to Liverpool came back as a surprise to many. Naturally, he was available for a cut-price following the Potters’ relegation in 2018, which is ultimately why the switch to Anfield happened.
However, things have gone far from swimmingly for Shaqiri under Jurgen Klopp as he has been limited to a handful of appearances.
In his first season at Anfield, the 29-year-old managed to make a total of 30 appearances and score six goals, but regular game time has become even more limited in the last two seasons, including just seven starts.
Nonetheless, he is still representing Switzerland at the UEFA 2020 European Championships, with many pinpointing the attacker as a key player when they look to place a Big Free Bet on the Swiss national team at times.
However, he may not be representing Liverpool in the near future as he has revealed he will make a decision about his future once the current summer competition comes to its conclusion.
He does still have two years left on the five-year deal that he had initially signed when he moved to the club, but with a front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Martinez in front of him, as well as Diogo Jota, Divock Origi and others, it has become even harder to get on the pitch for the club.
“At the moment, I don’t really want to talk about it,” he told a press conference on Tuesday afternoon when asked about his Liverpool future.
“I have a contract there and after the Euros, of course, I will talk to my agent. We will look at the situation and then we will decide how to proceed.”
One manager that likes what Shaqiri has been able to do throughout his career and has some rather flattering words about him is Roberto Mancini.
The Italy national manager worked with him at Inter Milan and mentioned he believes the playmaker is one of the best in Europe.
“I think Xherdan is a great player,” said Mancini.
“He did what he needed to do at Inter, but unfortunately, Inter were still rebuilding at that time. I think he is one of the best No 10s in Europe.”