Despite not being in Liverpool’s first-team of late, Xherdan Shaqiri has still managed to find himself in the headlines.

Last month we covered quotes from the midfielder expressing his disappointment at his lack of minutes for Liverpool this season, with him admitting he had to find a solution” to the issue.

He then followed this up by turning down the chance to play for Switzerland during this international break.

It was suggested that decision was made so he could focus on getting sharp for Liverpool and hopefully putting himself in Jürgen Klopp’s eye while the majority of the Reds’ squad were on international duty.

The suggestion was Shaqiri would be putting his international career on the back burner in an attempt to fight for his place at Anfield.

It seems Switzerland aren’t going to give up on him without a fight, though.

Kurier report the Swiss FA are sending a delegation to Liverpool to talk things over with the forward and convince him to reverse his decision.

Indeed, they carry quotes from Pierluigi Tami, who is the Director of Football for the Swiss National Team.

He confirms the plans, saying they will “visit Xherdan to support him and to understand what causes his problems” insisting that “we have no right to blame Xherdan” because “he has over 80 international appearances for Switzerland”.

The plan, Kurier says, is to convince Shaqiri to return for the upcoming games against Denmark and Ireland in October, with Switzerland currently third in Group D after four games.