Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he is “really happy” to have Xherdan Shaqiri at the club amid emerging reports that he may be allowed to leave this summer.
The 27-year-old’s first campaign at the Anfield will come to a close on Saturday when the Reds will face Tottenham in the finals of Champions League in Madrid.
Shaqiri may not start in the final, suffering from late injury issues, but the Liverpool forward hopes to create an impact off of the bench if called upon.
During his first 12 months on the Merseyside since making a £13.5million switch from Stoke City, Shaqiri has provided numerous vital contributions when called upon.
Reports suggest that once the league campaign reached its climax, Liverpool will be open to selling Shaqiri if they get a worthwhile deal, despite a lack of back-up options in the wide positions.
Klopp said about Shaqiri: “I know people think I didn’t play him around often enough. He thinks probably the same.
“But what an important player for us all the season.”
The Liverpool boss, meanwhile, feels Shaqiri and his team-mates are one of the best squad with whom the Red’s went to the finals because of their positive attitude and ability.
Shaqiri has played 24 Premier League games and scored six goals and provided three assists, while in Champions League he made four appearances.
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