Liverpool are considering a fresh approach in signing Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri in January, according to the Mirror.
The Switzerland international has seen his first team appearances limited since he made a switch to the Allianz Arena. He has started only in three league games and has fallen down the pecking order this season.
The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is keen on securing the services of the winger and Liverpool have made a firm approach of £10m in bringing Shaqiri to Anfield in the mid-season transfer window.
The Merseyside club were one of the favourites to secure the services of the 23-year-old before the start of the season. However, the deal did not take shape and he continued with the Bundesliga winners after Shaqiri revealed he had an offer from the Anfield club.
Shaqiri is also wanted by Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan and the player is willing to make a switch to Italy. Inter are only willing to sign the Bayern winger on a loan deal until the end of the season.
With Liverpool making a firm approach, Shaqiri is likely to consider a serious offer from the Premier League outfit. The German champions are willing to allow their player to leave on a permanent transfer, rather than letting him leave on a loan deal.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have received further encouragement in signing Shaqiri after Bayern legend Franz Beckenbauer admitted that the Swiss World Cup star could leave the Allianz Arena in January.
"Bayern have sent some signals to the boy, who can leave the club once the window opens," Beckenbauer told Sky Germany.
"Personally I want players at the club who want to stay with us and if a player wants otherwise, he is free to leave for another team."
Liverpool need attacking players in order to help them finish in the top four this season. Should Shaqiri join the Reds, he will give Rodgers more options during the team selection and could prove vital in their bid to qualify for next season's Champions League.