Footballer Xherdan Shaqiri has insiders in the football world, in particular those in the Premier League and very likely those associated with the Liverpool Football Club talking about him with a big smile on their face because of how well he played in his final game at the 2014 World Cup against Argentina.
He is known among footballer followers as the "Alpine Messi" because of his similarities to the Argentinian striker Lionel Messi even though he is a midfielder and Messi is a striker.
Xherdan Shaqiri played like a star against Argentina as he was a constant thorn in the side of the Argentinian defenders during their round of 16 game with how he created numerous scoring opportunities for his teammates and how he kept racing by those who tried to 'mark' him.
The Switzerland national footballer plays his club football for Bayern Munich but is considered one of the main transfer targets of several Premier League football teams, in particular Liverpool FC who are rumoured to be looking to find a replacement for Luis Suarez.
In 2014 he played limited minutes for his club team as he only started 14 games of which he remained on the pitch for the full game in only 4 games and appeared in 13 other games but he made an impression as he scored 7 goals and had 4 assists during the season.
However, with it looking very likely that Luis Suarez will not be returning to Liverpool FC and considering Xherdan Shaqiri's sensational play at the World Cup tournament where he has shown that he has the talent to win a one-on-one battle with almost any player some footballer insiders anticipate that his next club football home will be in England with a Premier League Team.
The outstanding play of Xherdan Shaqiri has made him one of the major topics of the footballer world and has some wondering whether her will be the early Xmas gift for LIverpool FC manager Brendan Rogers?