Klopp hints at Shaqiri transfer exit with cryptic reply about snub vs Arsenal as 'two clubs ask about Liverpool outcast'
XHERDAN SHAQIRI’s Liverpool career looks like it could be ending with Jurgen Klopp hinting about transfer talks involving the winger.
The Anfield boss suggested the player’s absence from his side’s Carabao Cup loss was due to a possible move with two clubs reportedly after his signature.
The Switzerland international, 28, was absent from the team who lost 4-3 to Arsenal on penalties at home after the fourth-round match finished scoreless after 90 minutes.
It is thought the Premier League champions were unwilling to risk playing the Swiss star in case injury derails a possible exit from the club.
When quizzed about Shaqiri’s whereabouts Klopp said: "I can't and I don't want to say anything about that.
"What I can say is he is not injured and it is not for disciplinary reasons.
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"It is a time of the year when a manager gets some information then I have to react on that."
The Liverpool Echo claims two sides are keen on swooping for the winger who is rated around the £20million mark.
And it is believed the clubs have made contact with the Prem champions in regard to the winger’s availability.
In January this year, Shaqiri was heavily linked with an exit from Anfield, with Lazio and LaLiga side Sevilla interested in buying him.
However, it is thought Liverpool were reluctant to dispense with the services of the fleet-footed winger at the time.
And Lazio’s fierce rivals Roma were also reported to have opened talks with the club during the January transfer window.
Shaqiri, who made a £13million move from Stoke City to Anfield in 2018, has battled with injuries during his spell at the Merseyside giants.
The winger made just 11 appearances across all competitions last term – a season in which Liverpool claimed their first Premier League title.
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