Liverpool had a bid for Swiss international winger Xherdan Shaqiri turned down by Bayern Munich during the summer, the player has confirmed.
Shaqiri was extensively linked with a move to Anfield at the beginning of the summer, prompting Reds fans to keep an eye on his performances for his country at the World Cup.
With Brendan Rodgers looking to add to the attacking ammunition within his squad, 22-year-old Shaqiri was seen as an exciting prospect to provide width in the Reds’ side.
“Liverpool made a bid for me before the World Cup but Bayern put their foot down and told me, ‘We’re not going to sell you,'” Shaqiri is quoted by ESPN as saying.
“My contract runs until 2016 and I could possibly extend it. I will consider my decision during the winter break.”
Shaqiri could come face to face with Liverpool players on Monday night as Switzerland open their European Championships qualifying campaign at home to England.
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England will be without Reds forward Daniel Sturridge after the 25-year-old suffered a thigh injury in training with Roy Hodgson’s squad on Friday.
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