Xherdan Shaqiri reveals Liverpool tried to keep him from leaving the team

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Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that Liverpool are trying to convince him to stay at the club. Before finally he decided to join the Lyon army.

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Xherdan Shaqiri wants to leave the club in search of new experiences and playing opportunities. but Liverpool that did not want to release him from Before eventually he could move the team Somjai.

This Swiss playmaker At Anfield for three seasons, he moved from Stoke City for a fee of 13 million pounds before deciding to join Olympique Lyonnais in August 2021 for only 9.5 million pounds. stay with Liverpool He couldn’t hold his place in the team at all. This was partly due to the fact that his injuries were frequent.

He has only made 63 appearances for Liverpool, averaging about 20 per season, and most of them have also made their appearances as a substitute. After showing great form at Euro 2020, he asked to be included in the transfer list. But initially Liverpool braked him not to leave the team. Before an agreement could later be reached until he moved to Ligue 1 with Olympique Lyonnais

In preparation for the World Cup qualifiers He was asked if he was happy with his move to Ligue 1. After spending six years in England, he told Blick: “When I wanted to leave the team, Liverpool disagree. I really like Peter Bosz’s teamwork, his style of teamwork should suit me.”

“I needed a new challenge, a new language and to be close to my family. In France, now I am 100 per cent fit, I want to play as much as possible. If I’m in perfect shape I can definitely help Lyon and the national team perform better than before.”