Former Switzerland coach Otmar Hitzfeld has urged Xherdan Shaqiri to find a new club and move away from Liverpool.

Shaqiri has been with Liverpool since 2018, joining in a €13.23m deal from Stoke City that summer.

Despite success in both the Premier League and Champions League in those two years, the 28-year-old has not had a happy time on Merseyside, playing a minor role under Jürgen Klopp at best.

He’s managed just 42 appearances since his arrival, being forced to spend most of his time on the substitutes bench.

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As a result, there have been regular reports about a move away from the club, with it regularly claimed he wants a move away from Liverpool.

That is yet to happen, though, with the midfielder remaining at Anfield but now struggling to even make Klopp’s bench in recent months.

His former manager, Hitzfeld, has had his say on the matter, advising the midfielder to find himself a move.

“That is the maximum penalty. And it doesn’t get any easier for him,” Blick report him saying.

“As a coach, I know it: your regular eleven works and you want a refreshment on the bench. That Shaqiri wasn’t even on the line-up is a clear sign from the coach.

“Xherdan should move to a club where he plays regularly. He must be happy again; we all want to see happy Xherdan again. A change would be good for everyone around him and for his fans.

“A Premier League club in secure midfield would be a good step, or in the Bundesliga a club like Gladbach, Leverkusen or Wolfsburg. To gain a foothold again and to get match practice.”