XHERDAN SHAQIRI has found a distraction from Liverpool’s paused title pursuit… by dating a Kosovan pop star.
The Switzerland international, 28, was born in Gjilan in Kosovo.
And reports in the eastern European country now insist he has formed a relationship with singer Dhurata Ahmetaj.
The brunette beauty, 27, has repeatedly posted selfies taken in London on Instagram.
Recent pictures from the capital date back to January, March and earlier this month.
One from Tuesday is adorned with her followers’ comments about Shaqiri.
Celebrity mag Prive.at claims Dhurata has made the trips to the UK to hook up with winger Shaqiri.
The couple have become the talk of the Swiss, Albanian and Kosovan media.
Injury-hit Shaqiri has made just ten appearances this season for Jurgen Klopp’s champions-elect, scoring once.
The former Stoke City ace has had to settle for a fringe role with the Reds pushing for their first title since 1990.
And the diminutive 5ft 7in attacker has been linked with a move away from Anfield.
LaLiga side Sevilla have been linked with a £28million swoop.
Shaqiri is contracted with Liverpool until 2023.