Xherdan Shaqiri has dismissed speculation linking him with a summer move away from Liverpool by declaring his desire to remain with the newly-crowned European champions.
The Switzerland international has seen his first-team opportunities restricted since arriving from Stoke for £13m last summer – but featured in the Reds’ 4-0 Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona.
Shaqiri was an unused substitute in the 2-0 final victory over Tottenham in Madrid on Saturday and, despite reports linking him with move away, the 27-year-old says he remains fully committed to Liverpool.
“I’m at Liverpool FC, the best club in Europe,” Shaqiri told Goal and SPOX.
“The manager has many good options and has to decide who can play. I knew before my transfer that the competition here is very tough.
“I have a long-term contract and I definitely will stay.”