As reported by Bookiepromotions.com, the Reds made a bid before the World Cup, but Bayern Munich refused to sell. Shaqiri has thus far failed to nail a regular starting spot on the German club’s teamsheet after arriving from Swiss club Basel.
He says he will consider renewing his contract during the winter break. Liverpool could make another move for him when the transfer window reopens.
Liverpool had cash to spend after the sale of Luis Suarez. perhaps their best player, to Barcelona.
That, coupled with the exits of Victor Moses and Iago Aspas, meant the Reds were short on forwards. Though Moses nor Aspas shone last year, Liverpool still needed to make up the numbers.
Belgian Divock Origi was bought but promptly loaned out, however, two attackers were bought from Southampton: Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.
Their biggest offensive signing came near the end of the window, when Liverpool snatched temperamental but talented Mario Balotelli from AC Milan.
The Italian is known to Premier League fans for his spell at Manchester City, which was filled with as many thrilling performances as wild tales of his off-the-field antics.
After a spell of similarly mixed results at Milan, the team he supported as a child, the mercurial forward is back in England.
Will he fill the tabloid pages for his goals or for other reasons?
Regardless, Liverpool could do with another winger, especially one with Shaqiri’s trickery and technique.
Liverpool hope to again mount a Premier League challenge after barely missing out on the trophy last year. They also hope to go far in this season’s Champions League.
Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge will no doubt be centerpieces to again possessing an electrifying attack, even without Suarez.
However, the transfer of Shaqiri, if possible, would present a good boost to the squad.
The question is, will Bayern Munic be any more willing to sell? It may come down to whether Shaqiri decides to renew his contract. And that decision may depend on if he gets more opportunities for the Bundesliga champions.