Negatives of Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri
Liverpool Echo's Paul Gorst lists cons of the upcoming deal
"One of the fundamental reasons behind Liverpool's progression under Jurgen Klopp has been the players' ability to buy into the high-octane approach favoured by their manager. The famous 'heavy metal football' and his gegenpressing philosophy isn't for every player. It requires them to expend huge reserves of energy and is hard work to sustain over the course of a season. It remains to be seen if Shaqiri is able to cope with such a style of football."
"It's been reported that Shaqiri has wages in excess of £100,000-a-week. An issue which could prove to be a sticking point at the negotiating table."
"For all the quality that Shaqiri has produced during his three years at Stoke, the Switzerland international has only managed to net 15 goals across his 91 appearances in all competitions. Eight of those have come this season, and that perhaps hints at previous inconsistencies that have taken the player from the likes of Bayern Munich and Inter to Stoke."