Date: 16th November 2019 at 9:30pm
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OPINION

Liverpool could find themselves having an attacking reshuffle in the summer.

With Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane currently forming one of the world’s best front-threes, it is hard for any rotation options to get minutes in any competition.

Jurgen Klopp has found the perfect blend throughout his side, and that has seen a number of his players left puzzled as to how they find a way back into the starting picture in Merseyside.

Xherdan Shaqiri is one player that isn’t shy of making his feelings known, and he has struggled for consistent playing time ever since arriving from Stoke City.

The Swiss international has suffered with injuries at the beginning of this season as well, and that has limited him to only 11 minutes of action in the Premier League.

Football Insider have reported on Saturday that Shaqiri will look to leave the club at the end of the season, after revealing his feelings to close friends.

The reputable football outlet claim on their website that the 28-year-old would be blocked from leaving in January, but has Klopp’s blessing in the summer.

Losing one player from his squad would be a big blow for the German, but he will understand he can’t stand in their way.

One thing that could soften that blow is bringing in a replacement as quickly as possible. The Daily Mail have reported that with a number of the Napoli squad on strike, the Italian club could start a fire sale.

The newspaper claims that Lorenzo Insigne could be available for £55million and that Liverpool are potential suitors for the tricky customer.

Insigne would more than soften the blow of losing Shaqiri, with the Italian international having caused the Reds multiple problems in the Champions League in the past two years.

The 28-year-old has already been involved in seven goals in his 11 appearances this season. Insigne has averaged 2.4 shots on goal and 2.2 key passes per game according to WhoScored, showing how much of a threat he can be in all departments in the final third.

The arrival of Insigne would more than soften the blow of losing Shaqiri, and Liverpool should consider using the Swiss international’s exit to sanction a move for the Napoli man.