Liverpool duo Xherdan Shaqiri and Nat Phillips have been left out of Jurgen Klopp’s latest match-day squad.
Both players have been linked with moves away from Anfield this summer and it appears their absence is somewhat related.
As mused by uber-reliable journalist Neil Jones, there is ‘a sense something will happen’ for the Liverpool duo after being left out of the team to face Osasuna in the Reds’ final pre-season fixture.
No Xherdan Shaqiri or Nat Phillips in the Liverpool squad tonight. Both have been strongly linked with moves away.
Nothing imminent, I'm told, but certainly a sense that something will happen, and club have decided not to take the risk with those two tonight. #LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) August 9, 2021
Shaqiri has been linked with several potential moves to Serie A, with the Swiss flyer name-dropping Lazio in a recent interview.
Leaving Anfield could be wise for the duo, with players like Ibou Konate, Taki Minamino and Harvey Elliott likely now ahead of them.