Lyon Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed he actually wanted to leave Liverpool last year, but the Reds refused to let him go.
The Swiss playmaker was at Anfield for three years before ending in August 2021 when he moved to Lyon for £9.5 million.
The 29-year-old has not been a key figure in Jürgen Klopp’s squad and has not started at all this season.
He made just 63 appearances after joining from Stoke for £13million in 2018 and has never proven himself as a starter.
For preparing for the World Cup qualifying game with the national team. He was asked if he was happy with his move to Ligue 1 after spending six years in England.
Shaqiri replied: “Very, I actually wanted to leave last year, but Liverpool didn’t agree.”
“I really like the vision of Peter Boss, the Lyon coach, he plays attacking football. which suits me very well.”
“I wanted a new challenge, a new language and closeness to my family.”
“In France it puts me back in 100 per cent condition, I want to play. And I got it in Lyon.”
“If I’m in good shape I can help Lyon and the national team even more.” According to report by ufabet