Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

First Official Photos Of Shaqiri In Liverpool Shirt After Sealing £13m Move


Shaqiri could make his competitive debut for Liverpool at home to West Ham United on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

Liverpool have added depth to their attacking options with the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City on a five-year deal after activating his £13 million relegation release clause.

The German wasted no time in starting his transfer business, bringing in Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco while Naby Keita completed his long-awaited move from RB Leipzig.

Xherdan Shaqiri will have a medical with Liverpool on Friday, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Switzerland global attracted interest from all across Europe after it emerged he had a very reasonable release clause in his contract worth £13m - according to the Liverpool Echo.

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"I'm very happy to be here", he said.

Shaqiri will hope to succeed at Liverpool, having struggled at other big clubs, such as Bayern Munich and Inter.

'As a player you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. "So I'm really glad and happy to be here", Shaqiri told Liverpoolfc.com.

Speaking after the announcement of the signing, Klopp described the move for the winger as a "no-brainer" for Liverpool. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen.

The 26-year-old scored 15 goals in 92 appearances for the Potters, but was unable to help them retain their top-flight status last season. I'm really happy that now I'm finally here. And now, according to Telegraph Reds are reported to have agreed a transfer fee for Switzerland's world cup hero, Xherden Shaqiri and the Swiss worldwide is set to undergo medical on Friday.

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