It's no secret that Liverpool, after their heartbreak in the Champions League final, are in search of a new keeper and according to Globo Esporte, they have directly contacted Alisson's agents with a potential deal.
Liverpool's big-money move for Nabil Fekir collapsed amid reports of a disagreement between the Reds and Lyon following the Frenchman's medical.
That transfer is now off-for now at least-but Shaqiri has been heavily linked to the Reds over the past couple of weeks. "He is close to Real Madrid, while [Radja] Nainggolan will join Inter Milan", he said.
Even before Loris Karius' costly errors in the Champions League final, Jürgen Klopp had been said to be looking at bringing in a new goalkeeper, with AS Roma's Brazilian worldwide Alisson most frequently linked with a transfer to Anfield.
Speaking to ESPN, Gab Marcotti said: "I think there is contract negotiation going on [between Roma and Alisson]".
At the weekend, Alisson made clear his desire for his future to be decided before the start of the World Cup.
The player everyone expects to leave Stoke after their relegation from the Premier League is Shaqiri. The French worldwide appeared poised to finalise a move to Anfield prior to jetting off to the World Cup in Russian Federation, with a picture of him in the club's kit leaked online.