Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to stay at Liverpool in January despite talk about a potential exit from the club.

The Switzerland international has been linked with a move away from Anfield this month, having again found himself down the pecking order under Jürgen Klopp.

It’s been suggested, then, that he could seek a transfer to get regular playing time elsewhere, particularly with the European Championships coming in the summer.

However, dismiss those rumours today and state that the midfielder ‘will probably spend the entire season’ with Liverpool.

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They explain that ‘nothing will change this month’ because of several factors, but the chief cause is Liverpool’s hands being ‘tied’ due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

That means there will probably not be any significant departures from Anfield, and thus Shaqiri could end up staying.

Similarly, the Reds don’t want to ‘deteriorate quantitively or qualitatively’ for the rest of the season given they are still competing on several fronts.

It’s also not very clear that Shaqiri wants to leave Anfield anyway. He’s described as being ‘comfortable’ at the club and in the team, despite managing just 279 minutes of football thus far.

The suggestion is that those numbers don’t bother him and if he, and Liverpool, have their way then there won’t be any separation this month.