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Liverpool had bid for me rejected, claims Shaqiri

ESPN staff
September 6, 2014
Xherdan Shaqiri's future at Bayern Munich has come into question © Getty Images

Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed Liverpool made an attempt to sign him prior to the World Cup.

Switzerland international Shaqiri has said on several occasions that he would be open to a move to Anfield amid frustration over his lack of playing time at Bayern.

However, the 22-year-old, who had also been linked with Juventus, said the Bundesliga champions had refused to consider any offers.

"Liverpool made a bid for me before the World Cup but Bayern put their foot down and told me, 'We're not going to sell you,'" Shaqiri said.

Shaqiri's representative had said in July that talks were taking place with Bayern over his future, and the player added: "My contract runs until 2016 and I could possibly extend it. I will consider my decision during the winter break."

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