According to media reports, Liverpool have stepped up their interest in signing Xherdan Shaqiri after learning that Adam Lallana is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury.
After a difficult start to life at Anfield, the Englishman looked to be finally finding his feet in recent weeks and has been impressing in Liverpool’s new-look front-three alongside Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling.
With Lallana reproducing the kind of form that earned him a big-money move from Southampton in the summer, Brendan Rodgers was left sweating after the 26-year-old limped out of Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Leicester City on New Years Day.
It looks like Liverpool have received a major blow as the media are now reporting that scans have shown a tear in his thigh and Lallana has been ruled out for between three to six weeks.
Rodgers has now instructed the club to step up their interest in winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who is expected to leave Bayern Munich this month after failing to establish himself under Pep Guardiola.
The reports also claim that despite interest from Inter Milan, Liverpool are now the favourites to land the Swiss international after tabling a £10 million bid which is believed to be an initial down payment for a loan with a view to making the move permanent in the summer.