• Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked to a move away from Anfield
  • Burnley made an offer to sign Liverpool's Harry Wilson before the transfer deadline, a report said
  • However, Burnley is said to have "pulled out of talks" with the Reds over signing Wilson

Liverpool may rely on winger Harry Wilson and newly signed goal scorer Diogo Jota if Xherdan Shaqiri departs this transfer window, a report said.

The Athletic U.K. noted that a move away from Anfield appears to be "increasingly likely" for Shaqiri after Liverpool boss Klopp left him out of the squad for the Carabao Cup defeat against Arsenal on Thursday.

"It’s the time of the year where some things happen in the background and we have to react sometimes and that’s what we did," Klopp said post-match, The Guardian reported.

Shaqiri had been linked to Sevilla and Roma in the past. However, his former national team manager Ottmar Hitzfeld recently urged the Switzerland international to consider returning to the Bundesliga, where he played with Bayern Munich between 2012 and 2015.

"Xherdan should move to a club where he plays regularly," Hitzfeld told Blick. "He has to have fun again, we all want to see the happy Xherdan again. A move would be good for everyone around him and for his fans."

His potential exit could open up a first-team opportunity for Wilson, a winger who just made his senior debut during the Arsenal game, which the Reds had lost on penalties.

Goal earlier reported that the 23-year-old was targeted by Burnley, which made a £12 million ($16 million) offer for his services. However, The Athletic U.K.'s Andy Jones, who covers Burnley news for the publication, reported that Sean Dyche's side has pulled out of the talks with Liverpool for the Wilson deal.

"Understand Burnley have pulled out of talks with Liverpool to sign Harry Wilson," Jones tweeted Friday. "Clubs had been in discussions over possible deal after bid of £12m+£4m add-ons made last week. Believed Liverpool wanted a package rising to near £20m with at least £15m guaranteed."

Among the clubs interested in the Wales international, Burnley had been ahead of Leeds United, Southampton and Newcastle United.

Despite missing a penalty shot, Klopp had lauded the performance of Wilson, who started Liverpool's game with Arsenal.

"Harry Wilson, my God, he played in center-mid and defended well," Klopp told reporters after the game. "I like a lot of parts of the game but we lost in the end and that's the part I don't like. It is not too easy in a squad like this but they learn and want to learn and they are able to perform in a tricky game today."

"It was tricky not only because they were young but because their manager sends them on to the pitch in a team which doesn't usually play together," he added.

Along with Wilson, Liverpool newcomer Jota could also find a permanent role in the Reds this season. Klopp was impressed by his first start for Liverpool during Thursday's game.

"Diogo made his first appearance from the start and it looked really good in a lot of moments – his physicality mixed with his technique is really a nice thing to watch," the Liverpool boss said post-match.

Jota emerged as a top target for the Reds after his impressive run with the Wolves. The 23-year-old has proven that he is capable of playing a variety of positions across the front line, but his primary attribute is scoring goals. In fact, he tallied an impressive 44 goals in 131 appearances for the Wolves.

Wolves winger Diogo Jota wants the Premier League to play to a finish
Wolves winger Diogo Jota wants the Premier League to play to a finish AFP / Paul Harding