Liverpool target ends transfer speculation

Xherdan Shaqiri has moved to quash talk of a move to Liverpool by revealing that he will be staying put at Bayern Munich.

The Swiss star was a target for the Reds throughout the summer transfer window, with reports having suggested that the Merseysiders were close to agreeing a deal for his signature.

But Bayern held firm to keep their man, despite thinly veiled attacks on the club by the player regarding his paying time.

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Shaqiri, 22, has been an infrequent starter for the Bavarians in his two years at the club, yet the Bundesliga champions have maintained that he has a future at the Allianz Arena.

And now the stocky winger has well and truly put an end to rumours of a move to Liverpool, or any other club, by revealing that he will be seeing out his contract at Bayern:

“I’ve still got a contract until 2016 and the club have already told me I won’t be going anywhere so I’ve just got to accept that.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.

“For as long as I am here, I will give everything I’ve got.

“I try to do my best in training and when the coach rewards me with appearances, then that’s even better.

“I’m always delighted when I can start games, and I show that too, like I did this time.

“I think everybody could see how hungry I am to play football.”

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