Liverpool had no offers for player not in Jurgen Klopp’s plans but expect January transfer

Liverpool didn’t receive any offers for Xherdan Shaqiri, despite the player being told he isn’t in Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the upcoming season. According to Goal, Liverpool chiefs are expecting Shaqiri to depart the club in January.

Shaqiri had been expected to leave this summer after falling out of favour at Anfield.

The Swiss playmaker has only featured for the Reds once this season, playing 75 minutes in the Carabao Cup against Lincoln City.

The 28-year-old barely featured last season, starting just two Premier League games throughout the entire campaign.

After the arrival of Diogo Jota for £41million, it seemed the Reds would look to offload Shaqiri, with rumours linking him with a move abroad.

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Liverpool were adamant that they wouldn’t let him leave on loan, and would only consider a loan exit for the attacker.

They turned down loan bids back in January from Sevilla and Roma, with Klopp eager to keep him around as cover for their front three.

Going into the summer window, they decided Shaqiri would be one of the players they would listen to offers for, along with Rhian Brewster – who signed for Sheffield United.

However, they were unable to find any suitors, with Goal reporting the club didn’t receive any offers for the 28-year-old.

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The report states they are expecting offers to come in during the January transfer window, when Shaqiri will be allowed to leave.

Liverpool chiefs were also working on deals to sell Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic right up to the deadline, but were unable to sell either.

Burnley saw a £12m bid for Wilson turned down earlier in the week, and decided against upping their offer.

Werder Bremen and West Ham were said to be leading the race to sign Grujic, who Liverpool were reluctant to loan.

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Meanwhile, reports emerged on deadline day suggesting Liverpool chiefs were exploring the possibility of making a move for Jadon Sancho next summer.

The Borussia Dortmund winger was Manchester United’s top target this summer, but they failed to meet his £108m asking price.

Liverpool would have apparently made a move for Sancho this summer if they weren’t financially restricted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Klopp is said to be a big fan of the English wonderkid, and could move for him next summer, according to the Independent.

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