Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri has snubbed the chance to join Hertha Berlin during the January transfer window, report Sky Germany, via Fussball Transfers.
The Bundesliga club are currently 14th out of 18 clubs in Germany’s top division, and just two points clear of the relegation zone.
Pál Dárdai returned as manager at the club this week, and he’s identified three targets to help Hertha avoid the drop. Those are Shaqiri, Christian Eriksen and Ivan Perisic.
Even though it would only have been one of the player’s signed, it’s still an ambitious list. However, according to the claims, all three options have now gone.
The Inter Milan pair are on wages too high for Hertha to cover, and Shaqiri is ‘not in the mood for a relegation battle’.
Getting a few appearances recently at Liverpool, the 29-year-old clearly doesn’t feel he needs to move to a struggling club this month, and it’s unlikely he’d be overly keen on a transfer anyway.
Liverpool’s recent struggles have provided an opportunity for Jurgen Klopp to rotate his options more, and Shaqiri will hope he can benefit further from that.