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13th Nov, 2016 | 3:54pm

Liverpool linked with shock move for Manchester United ace – report

By Emma Sanders

Liverpool have been linked with a shock move for Manchester United’s Luke Shaw after the defender was publicly criticised, according to a report.

The Mirror claim Shaw could be a possible target for the Merseysiders after he has fallen out-of-favour with Jose Mourinho and was criticised by the United manager.

Mourinho blasted the left-back and accused Shaw of being reluctant to play through a pain barrier after he sat out Manchester United’s 3-1 victory against Swansea last week.

Shaw is believed to be upset by the public bashing and could look to seal a move away from Old Trafford in January with his relationship with Mourinho up in the air.

Liverpool are short on left-back options after failing to attract one in the summer and have utilised right-sided midfielder James Milner in the role so far this season.

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Alberto Moreno’s form has been concerning for Liverpool and the Spaniard has been Jurgen Klopp’s second option in the Premier League since Liverpool’s 4-1 victory against Leicester City in September.

Therefore, Klopp may be interested in taking Shaw in January, though the report suggests it’s highly unlikely given a lack of transfer business between the two clubs in the past.

Shaw has made seven Premier League appearances this season, including six starts, despite suffering a horrific double leg break last season.

In other Liverpool news, fans have urged Giorginio Wijnaldum to stay injury-free ahead of his international clash against Belgium on Sunday evening.