Xherdan Shaqiri has opened the door on a shock return to Inter Milan in the future after reflecting on his time in Serie A.
The Swiss midfielder has made a steady start to life at Liverpool after sealing a summer switch from Stoke City, scoring two goals and adding two assists in nine Premier League appearances.
However, the 27-year-old admitted he is impressed by the growth of Serie A, and despite his miserable six-month spell at Inter, said he wouldn’t rule out a move back to the league in the future.
“They were a few important months,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I could never talk badly about it. There were many changes happening, both on and off the field.
“Many new players arrived and as many left in the summer, besides [Lukas] Podolski and I, [Mateo] Kovacic I think too.
“It wasn’t easy, especially for that reason. [Roberto] Mancini? There were no problems between us.
“The results weren’t great either but my experience was positive, all things considered.
“Milan is beautiful. I lived in the city centre, a few steps from the university, and I found myself in a wonderful place.
“I could never speak ill of Italy or Inter. I still remember the welcome their fans gave me on my arrival. It was crazy… unforgettable.
“If I could change anything, it would be the period I was there because I probably joined Inter at the wrong time.
“Today they’re a different club, as is the entire league. The level has increased compared to three years ago.
“Still, I had fun in Serie A and Italy’s an amazing country. I’m happy at Liverpool, but you can never say never in football…”
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