Liverpool have completed the signing 

of Switzerland international Xherdan 

Shaqiri from Stoke City on a reported 

£13.5m deal.

Stoke City were relegated from the 

Premier League last season and the 

club decided to make Shaqiri 

available in the transfer market.

Clubs from European top leagues 

such as Liverpool and Lazio have 

shown interest on the 26-year-old 

winger, and it is the Merseyside 

outfit who has secured his service.

He is a FC Basel youth product, 

having later played 130 times for the 

Swiss giants, before moving to 

Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

In the summer of 2015, Stoke have 

shocked English football by signing 

the promising star, but he flattered 

to deceive as the club are relegated 

to Championship just three years 

later.

Switzerland have a fine World Cup 

run-in as they have advanced to the 

knockout stage from a group filled 

with Brazil, Serbia and Costa Rica.

Shaqiri scored a last-minute winner 

against Serbia in the second group 

fixture and infamously showed off 

the ‘eagle’ gestures, referring to the 

Albanian flag and the state of 

Kosovo, which is not officially 

recognized by Serbia.