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Danny Mills insists he would be “very surprised” if Xherdan Shaqiri did not leave Liverpool before the transfer window shuts tomorrow night.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that it can be assumed from Jurgen Klopp’s recent comments that he will be leaving “sooner rather than later”.

Shaqiri did not feature for the Reds on Thursday as they were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Arsenal despite starting and impressing in the previous round win at Lincoln City.

Klopp later suggested that the midfielder was not involved because he was working on a transfer away from the Merseyside club before tomorrow’s deadline.

The Swiss winger, who still has three years remaining on his contract at Anfield, has contributed eight goals and five assists in 42 appearances for the Premier League champions since he arrived in a £13million deal from Stoke City in 2018.

When asked by Football Insider if he expected Shaqiri to be at the club on Tuesday morning, Mills said:

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“I would be very surprised if he does not leave before the window shuts.

“He has not been injured, there have been no issues but sometimes, for other reasons players are left out of the squad. We can assume that he will be leaving sooner rather than later.”

Speaking in midweek, Klopp, as quoted by the Mirror, said: “Some were not involved.

“It is the time of the year when some things happen in the background and you have to react – that is what we did.”

In other Liverpool news, Darren Bent has told Football Insider that midfielder “has to get out” of club before the window closes.