Liverpool may be about to perform a U-turn when it comes to the future of Xherdan Shaqiri at the club.
The Swiss international has made just ten appearances for the Premier League champions this season, six of them starts, with injury problems contributing to his lack of game time.
Many expected the 28-year old to leave the club this summer, but the coronavirus pandemic is set to have a drastic impact on the football transfer market this summer.
In a normal year, Liverpool would be hoping that they could get up to £25 million for a player of Shakira’s calibre and experience. However there are now fears that, with many clubs facing financial difficulties, there will not be enough offers for him, and those that are made will be at less than market value.
In those circumstances, it would be better to keep him as a squad player, rather than have to spend money to replace him.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.