The Reds had made the Armenian international their number one summer target, but were unable to convince him to choose Anfield over a move to Borussia Dortmund.
As a result, the Northern Irishman’s transfer plans have taken a knock, but he is now ready to turn his attention to Shaqiri.
The Swiss winger only signed for Bayern last summer, but has struggled to force his way into the first-team with the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben ahead of him in the pecking order.
With new manager Pep Guardiola likely to impose his own philosophy at the Allianz Arena, Shaqiri’s chances of becoming a regular starter look to slim once again.
Due to this, he is likely to demand a transfer when he meets with his new coach, a wish the ex-Barcelona manager may grant.
Rodgers is keen to take advantage of this, and is hopeful that he can convince the 21-year-old that Anfield would be the right place to get his career back on track.
Shaqiri is a versatile wide man, who is able to play on either flank, behind the striker or even at left-back, which appeals to the Merseysiders who operate with a fluid attacking approach.
Although Bayern may put up a fight, the Reds are willing to pay as much as £20m to push through a deal.
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