Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told Xherdan Shaqiri his stance over transfer
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not be letting any members of his first-team squad leave the club during the January transfer window.
The German boss is well on his way to securing his first Premier League title, and won’t risk upsetting the balance by sanctioning exits.
Xherdan Shaqiri has tried and failed to force his way into Klopp's regular starting XI since joining from Stoke back in 2018, making only six outings in the league so far this term.
However, The Mirror have reported that the Reds would refuse to let the 28-year-old leave, despite rumours of an approach from Roma.
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Klopp was forced to comment on the Switzerland international’s future back in November when he was linked with a move away, but he insisted that he still had a part to play.
When asked about transfer rumours, Klopp said: “Why should I talk about something that is not interesting to us. That’s the world outside.
“‘He had five weeks injured and couldn’t play.
“Before that, yes, maybe we spoke about him not having as many games as he wanted to. But that’s pretty much all.
“There’s nothing else to say. When I’m with him, he is completely happy here. Speculations are speculations.”
When asked if Shaqiri had a future at the club, Klopp added: “I’ve no idea what I could say about that, of course he has a future here.
“We all speak about the future as the end of the season. That’s how it is.
“In the moment nobody thinks about that. This season he is a very, very important player for us.”
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Liverpool take on Manchester United on Sunday as his side look to beat their 20th Premier League opponent of the season.
Klopp understands that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will be desperate for victory, and spoke of the fixture earlier this week.
He said: "The week is very important.
"The game on Sunday against United, we all know what people expect from us from that game. It will be a big one as well and we try to be ready for that."
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