Kevin Phillips has tipped Liverpool to slash their asking price for Xherdan Shaqiri and agree to a £20million summer sale.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claims if the 28-year-old can play week in week out he would be an asset to any club.
As revealed by Football Insider on Saturday, director of football Michael Edwards has slapped a £28million asking price on the Switzerland international as he looks to make a healthy return this summer.
Shaqiri arrived from Stoke City in 2018 after the Reds met his £13million release clause upon the Potters relegation.
When asked if £28million was a fair price for the attacking midfielder, Phillips told Football Insider: “Having paid £13million it may seem quite excessive but he is at his peak. If he performs it will be a snip.
“He has had limited game time at Liverpool but when he has played he has shown his qualities. But if you are paying £28million you need him to be available week in, week out and if he stays injury-free you will get your money’s worth.
“From the player’s point of view, he will want to play week in, week out because at times he has not even been in the matchday squad.
“It is a tough one because Liverpool will want double their money but I imagine they will sell for the £20million mark.”
The former Bayern Munich midfielder has been limited him to just 10 appearances this campaign after struggling with a series of niggling injuries.
Shaqiri is under contract at Anfield until 2023 so any potential deal would likely cost more than the £13million paid to acquire his services two years ago.
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