Shaqiri flattered by Liverpool links: I’ll listen to offers

The Swiss winger insists there has been no concrete offer from the Reds but claims that he is an admirer of the Premier League

By Fabio Porta

Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted he is flattered by reported interest from Liverpool and insists that “you have to listen to the offer” when “top clubs” come calling.

The Switzerland international has been used sparingly by boss Pep Guardiola during the 2013-14 campaign, with the 22-year-old facing a tough battle with the likes of Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller to break into the starting XI.

The former Basel star, who joined Bayern at the start of 2012, has been linked with an Allianz Arena exit with Liverpool, Juventus and Napoli all having been reported as potential destinations in recent times.

And, when quizzed about the speculation on his future, he told Goal: “When you hear these names, of course you have to listen to the offer, but there is nothing concrete.

“I cannot say anything to this. I am feeling good in Munich but as a player you have to listen, if one of these top clubs is interested.

“I hear the interest from Borussia Monchengladbach for the first time. You have to ask Gladbach. I cannot say anything.”

Asked his thoughts on his favoured league in European football, Shaqiri insisted he remains happy in Germany but that the Premier League and Serie A would be of appeal.

He added: “Bundesliga is the best league for me, but I also like the Premier League and Serie A. In Serie A many teams have developed well with nice players.”

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