Xherdan Shaqiri Set For Liverpool Medical As Deal Agreed With Stoke City

Liverpool face Lazio competition for Stoke attacker Xherdan Shaqiri

In 92 games for Stoke, Shaqiri has 15 goals and 15 assists - eight goals and seven assists coming last season as Stoke suffered relegation.

Jurgen Klopp has been eager to bolster the depth and quality of his squad and Liverpool took advantage of a release clause in Shaqiri's contract that enabled them to pay £13million to lure him from Stoke.

He joins Naby Keita and Fabinho as Liverpool's summer arrivals so far.

Xherdan Shaqiri is set to become the fourth player in Liverpool's Premier League history to wear the number 23 shirt.

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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Shaqiri will hope to succeed at Liverpool, having struggled at other big clubs, such as Bayern Munich and Inter. "So I'm really glad and happy to be here", Shaqiri told the club's official website.

'He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things.

A deal for Nabil Fekir is still a while away from being completed although French journalist Löic Tanzi has claimed that talks will resume after Jean-Michel Aulas made a promise to his skipper that he will continue negotiations with Liverpool.

Shaqiri has played against Liverpool as a Stoke player, and Klopp believes the 26-year-old has the flawless mentality to thrive at Anfield. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen.

The winger impressed for Switzerland at the 2018 World Cup, including scoring the victor against Serbia in the group stage. I'm really happy that now I'm finally here.

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