Liverpool have been linked with the Bayern Munich winger for a fair few months now, but there never seemed to be talk of any substantial interest being shown by Rodgers and Ian Ayre. But his World Cup performances seem to have changed that. Switzerland’s hat-trick hero in their group stage match against Honduras, Shaqiri booked his nation’s place in the knockout stage of the World Cup, setting up a thrilling tie against Argentina. The 22-year-old scored a stunning, top-corner curler from outside the box as well as two simple finishes to take the match ball home.
The speedy Bayern winger is always going to have a fight on his hands to get into the first team at the Allianz Arena on a regular basis, with Robben, Götze, Ribery and Müller all looking to play in that attacking 3. But with Liverpool wanting to add some depth and flair to their attack from the midfield, the Swiss star could be a brilliant addition to Rodgers’ squad. He has an SAS upfront with Sturridge and Suarez, but there could be a midfield SAS of Sterling and Shaqiri creating the goals.