Liverpool Find Xherdan Shaqiri Replacement

Jurgen Klopp believes that Harvey Elliott can save the club millions as they look to replace the Swiss winger.
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Liverpool have been very busy over the last few weeks.

The Reds have started their pre-season training program in Austria, have played some friendly matches and have seen players leave the club both on loan and permanent moves.

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Jurgen Klopp's side have faced Wacker Innsbruck and Stuttgart in 30 minute mini matches as a way to gain fitness but to not over do it.

The Reds drew each match 1-1with Origi and Mane providing the goals in the two matches.

Liverpool also played Jurgen Klopp's old side FSV Mainz 05.

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This match proved to be more fruitful for the Anfield club as Liverpool won the match 1-0.

Liverpool Football Club have also been very busy with transfers.

Michael Edwards has managed to sell Harry Wilson, Taiwo Awoniyi and Marko Grujic in recent days.

The same trio proved to be difficult to sell last season and resulted in the Reds not bringing in many reinforcements.

Xherdan Shaqiri

One more player, Xherdan Shaqiri, looks to be on his way out of the club after requesting a new challenge.

When speaking to Corriere dello Sport Xherdan Shaqiri revealed his desire to leave Liverpool and return to Italy.

“I told Liverpool board I feel ready for a new challenge. They accepted my decision and will now consider bids to sell me. Liverpool won’t stop me this summer,” Shaqiri said.

Not only did Xherdan Shaqiri say he wants to leave the club, but he also revealed that he wants to play for a specific team.

“I’d love to come back to Italy, and I’d like to play for Lazio.”

Many supporters are now clamoring for information on who the club will bring in to replace the Swiss international.

According to James Pearce, a journalist from The Athletic, Liverpool already know who they want to replace Shaqiri.

Harvey Elliott

Pearce says that Harvey Elliott is in line to replace Xherdan Shaqiri's minutes this season.

Jurgen Klopp believes that after a successful loan spell at Blackburn Rovers, Elliott is ready for first team minutes at Liverpool.

The 18 year-old has reportedly impressed during pre-season training to the point that Jurgen Klopp will not insist on bringing in a new winger for cover.