Report: Liverpool back in for Bayern’s Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool have renewed their interest in Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri according to reports on Wednesday.

SWANSEA, WALES - Friday, October 7, 2011: Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in action against Wales during the UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying Group G match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Any move for the Swiss international would come as a surprise, given the amount of attacking players Brendan Rodgers has brought to Anfield this summer.

With Luis Suarez departed for Barcelona, the Reds have signed strikers Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli as well as attackers Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic.

However, Anthony Chapman of the Daily Express writes:

Rodgers was not planning on making another move for the 22-year-old with the market set to shut on Monday night, but the former Swansea boss is now ready to pounce after reports claimed that Atletico [Madrid] have asked Bayern to name their price.

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Shaqiri was regularly linked with Liverpool in the early part of the summer, with Reds fans looking out for his World Cup performances in Brazil.

The Daily Mirrorsays that “rumours are rife a deal could be done” between Liverpool and Bayern for Shaqiri, though cites Spanish newspaper AS who report that Atletico are close to sealing a deal for the attacker.

Ben Burrows writes:

Whether the Reds are still interested after Mario Balotelli’s arrival is unclear but they could move again if the price is right.

The 22-year-old fits Rodgers’ style and his versatility figures to work well in the Reds super fluid system.

The summer transfer window closes on Monday, September 1st at 11pm BST, with Liverpool having bolstered their team and squad with £117 million of talent.

Reports on Tuesday suggested up to four Reds players could still be on their way out of Anfield before the transfer deadline.

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