By Danny Mills

25th Mar, 2020 | 10:55am

'It doesn't make any sense' - Exclusive: Mills reacts as Liverpool put attacker up for sale

Danny Mills has blasted Liverpool for placing a £28million price tag on Xherdan Shaqiri claiming it “does not make any sense”.

The former Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the 28-year-old has not improved in the last two years whilst at Anfield.

As revealed by Football Insider on Saturday, director of football Michael Edwards has slapped a £28million asking price on the attacking midfielder as he looks to make a significant profit.

Shaqiri arrived from Stoke City in 2018 after the Reds met his £13million release clause upon the Potters relegation.

Mills insisted the injury record of the Switzerland international makes a deal risky for any potential suitors.

“I cannot see it at that price,” Mills told Football Insider.

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“They paid £13million for him two years ago. Has he got better? No. He has stayed about the same and got older. Teams will not want to pay more than double what they paid for him. It does not make any sense.

“That is a bit of a strange one. I find it very odd if he went for that amount of money. Of course, he has had a lot of injuries of late so it would also be a risk.”      

The two-time Champions League winner has been limited him to just 10 appearances this campaign after struggling with niggling injuries.

The Premier League’s suspension, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, is likely to provide Shaqiri with an opportunity to regain fitness and feature before the end of the season.

In other Liverpool news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider his reaction to the news talks have been opened over new £50million deal.