Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri has been warned not to join LiverpoolReuters

Xherdan Shaqiri has been on Liverpool's radar for a long time now and the English Premier League club look keen on acquiring the services of the 'Alpine Messi.'.

But, former Swiss player, Kubilay Turkyilmaz feels it is going to be a disaster if Shaqiri decides to join Liverpool.

A number of clubs have been linked to the Swiss star, who came showcased his skills at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, including scoring a hat-trick, with Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool thought to be the leading candidates.

Turkyilmaz believes while the Premier League would be a good move for Shaqiri, Liverpool are not the club he needs to sign for at this moment.

"England would suit Shaq more," he was quoted as saying by the Daily Express. "They are less obsessed with tactics there, but a move to Liverpool right now could not be more unsuitable.

"They are in a crisis and cannot really have any ambitions this year. Joining them from Bayern, who expect to win titles every season, would be a culture shock."

Bayern Munich signed the Swiss international from FC Basel in 2012.

But, the player has been left frustarted at Bayern Munich, as he has not been given much time to prove himself on the pitch. So, it is no secret that the player would not mind a move to a club which would allow him more game time.

Shaqiri's agent has more than once suggested the importance of his client playing regular football. The 23-year-old footballer has not been able to exhibit his talent at club level, so a move away would give him a chance to prove his mettle as well.

Liverpool could prove to be a perfect solution to his problem, as he could be guaranteed a starting place by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who is looking for additions in the transfer window.

Shaqiri should fit into Liverpool's attacking brand of football with the ball on the green carpet. He is someone who could give dangerous passes into the box and score goals coming inside from the wings as well.