Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri Reuters

Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed Bayern Munich rejected a bid from Liverpool before the World Cup.

The Switzerland international was a part of his national side during the summer tournament in Brazil.

He was strongly linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena. Brendan Rodgers was keen on bringing the £16m-rated winger to Anfield, while their arch rivals Manchester United have also been interested in securing his services.

However, the deal did not take shape as the Bundesliga winners refused to let Shaqiri leave the club. The 22-year-old has seen his first team appearances were limited since he signed for Bayern in 2012.

The winger's contract with the current employers runs out in the summer of the 2016. Shaqiri admitted that he will evaluate the situation at Bayern when the transfer window opens in January.

"Liverpool made a bid for me before the World Cup but Bayern put their foot down and told me, 'We're not going to sell you'," Shaqiri said, as quoted in Goal.com.

"My contract runs until 2016 and I could possibly extend it. I will consider my decision during the winter break."

Meanwhile, England face Switzerland in the Euro 2016 qualification at St Jakob-Park, Basel on Monday. Shaqiri will be in contention for a place in the starting lineup against the Three Lions.

The Bayern winger believes the visitors would be looking for England to bounce back after their World Cup exit from the group stages.

"I expect England to come over with a lot of young players who aren't yet so well known. They will want to repair the damage after not doing well at the World Cup finals," the winger stressed.

"They will come over to Switzerland looking to win but we will play our normal game and we'll be going for victory too," Shaqiri concluded.

Roy Hodgson's side managed a narrow 1-0 victory over Norway in the last international friendly fixture. The English manager would be hoping for another win against Switzerland on Monday.