Having missed out on Nabil Fekir’s signature earlier in the month, Liverpool once again set to miss out another star player according to reports from Spain.
The Reds have shown an interest in Stoke city’s forward Shaqiri as Klopp hopes to bolster his attacking flare ahead of the upcoming season but they might fail to complete the player’s signature due to recent reports that claimed Barcelona’s desire to lure the Switzerland international to Camp Nou this summer.
According to a well-known Spanish media publication Don Balon, the La Liga Champions are willing to return to their usual blistering form in European competition next season after recording an uninspiring outing in the UEFA Champions League competition last season.
Ernesto Valverde is set to rival the Merseyside club for the physical-imposing striker this summer so as to provide depth and strength to his team in the upcoming season.
Shaqiri was awesome for the Potters last season but his lively performances and goals weren’t enough to save the team from relegation.
With Stoke City’s relegation to the Championship next season, the 31-year-old striker is ready to move to another club where he would get regular first-team actions in one of the best Leagues in Europe.
The Reds have made official bid to get the striker but it’s yet to been known the price tag that would be placed on his signature by the Potters.