Xherdan Shaqiri wants to leave Liverpool to ensure consistent playing time


Liverpool striker Xherdan Shaqiri has asked his agent to find him a new club amid his lack of regular playing time, Football Insider reports.

The Switzerland international has made 21 appearances for the Reds this season, but only six of those outings have come from the starting lineup.

He has only played one minute in the last five league games and it is reported that Shaqiri wants to part ways with the club this summer.

Roma and Lazio are among interested Serie A clubs, while La Liga giants Sevilla have also been linked with the ex-Stoke City man.

The Reds are said to value Shaqiri at £ 23million, but they may have to cut their price tag with clubs financially hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shaqiri started his career with the Reds three years ago, scoring six goals in the first half of the 2018/2019 Premier League campaign.

However, he has barely played in the second half of this season, playing just 263 minutes last season due to injuries and the competition for places.

He managed to stay unscathed for most of the current campaign, but was limited to just 788 minutes in all competitions.

He still has two years left on his contract, but seems eager to take on a new challenge as he enters the end of his playing career.

Among interested clubs, Roma could be the best placed to sign him, having sold Alisson and Mohamed Salah to the Reds.

However, it is not certain whether they can afford the transfer fee, especially if they do not qualify for European football.

Meanwhile, Sevilla are already assured of their place in next season’s Champions League, and Shaqiri could be tempted to join them this summer.

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