Shaqiri says he is happy at Liverpool despite his limited playing time at Anfield. The Swiss international joined Liverpool from City last summer for a reported fee of £13m and has become a fringe player in recent months. However, the 27-year-old says he has a certain status in the squad because he feels he is one of the experienced players.
“Apart from the fact I’d like to play more, I’m happy. I have a certain status in the squad because I’m one of the more experienced players. I feel I’m one of the leaders,” he told Schweizer-Illustrierte.
In August, the former Stoke City player hinted at leaving but now seems keen to stay with the Champions League holders.
“I am disappointed that I am no longer getting to play in matches. No player is happy to sit on the bench,” Shaqiri said.
“It is clear that I would like to have more playing time. I need to take a good look at the situation and find a solution. [Monaco and Galatasaray?] I have no idea where those stories have come from. I don’t know anything about offers from those clubs.