OFFICIAL: Liverpool sign Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri for reported £13.5m
Liverpool have completed the signing
of Switzerland international Xherdan
Shaqiri from Stoke City on a reported
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
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.