Liverpool would be best served by snapping up Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri in the January transfer window, according to Arsenal hero Ray Parlour, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for Shaqiri during the winter window, and recent reports suggest that the Anfield club have stolen a charge on their close rivals for his signature.
While Inter Milan, Juventus, Valencia and Premier League rivals Stoke City are all thought to be keen, Liverpool’s willingness to pay £11 million for the Swiss international winger should be enough to convince Bayern to sell to them over the other interested parties.
Shaqiri himself is desperate to leave Bayern, with the 23 year old unhappy about his lack of opportunities to play for the first team under Pep Guardiola.
Parlour, known to fans of the Gunners as the Romford Pele, is of the opinion that bringing Shaqiri in could improve Liverpool’s season considerably.
“He is only 5’6” and Liverpool have a lot small players already but he has potential and at 23 he is already very experienced for his age.
“He would be a good signing, he has played with some top quality players.
“He always wants the ball, can go past players, tracking back is probably not his game but he can create chances.
“With his calibre at being at Bayern, Liverpool have to have a serious look at him.”