Real Madrid was able to loan the midfielder to the EPL club due to the fact that it had a lot of depth in midfield and the player was struggling to get on the pitch.
With Liverpool waiting with open arms and willing to pay a good amount of his salary, this seemed like the perfect decision.
Things now look much different at Real Madrid. Injuries and poor play have left gaps in the lineup and have hurt the team in the standings. The club is currently in third place in La Liga, 16 points behind Barcelona for the top spot.
This is simply unacceptable for a team with this much talent.
Fortunately, there is an easy opportunity to improve the club without doing much at all. It turns out that Liverpool has been unhappy with Sahin and would like to end the season-long loan early.
David Anderson of Mirror Football reported that the club is likely to make a move:
Liverpool want to send Sahin back to the Bernabeu early because he has lost his first-team place after making a bright start to his Anfield career. Liverpool are keen to reduce their outgoings and feel it makes sense to get Sahin off their wage bill if Brendan Rodgers feels he no longer needs him.
Liverpool need Sahin and Real's agreement to cancel his loan and both are likely to acquiesce because the player and the Spanish club need him to play regularly.
Real has to agree to the deal, but based on its current need, this should not be an issue.
Nuri Sahin came to La Liga prior to the 2010-11 season with high expectations after a successful run with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. He was able to score, but more importantly he was a good distributor that could also play his part in defense.
He was a key player at a club that was able to win Germany's top league.
Over the past year and a half, he has not received too much of a chance to show off these talents.
Madrid needs a lot of depth to be able to compete for the rest of the season. Sahin would not only solve this problem, but with an opportunity he can help improve the struggling first team with solid play.
Real Madrid should agree to cancel the loan and utilize Sahin to the best of his ability.