DONE & DUSTED: Liverpool FC complete signing of Xherdan Shaqiri
- Shaqiri is coming to Anfield on a five-year deal
- It is an absolute bargain as the Reds have purchased experienced player at a good price
- The 26-year-old arrives for a reported £13.75 million due to a release clause in his contract after Stoke’s relegation from the Premier League last season
Shaqiri, who Liverpool attempted to sign from Bayern Munich in 2014, joins on a five-year contract and will head to the United States with the rest of the squad next Saturday.
His first outing in the red shirt should, therefore, be against Borussia Dortmund in North Carolina on July 22.
Shaqiri recently returned from the World Cup where he scored one and assisted another in four games for Switzerland.
Last season he topped Stoke’s goals and assists charts, with eight and seven respectively.
The winger will add much-needed quality and depth to Liverpool’s impressive attack.
He will wear the No.23 shirt at Anfield, recently vacated by Emre Can.
Shaqiri is the third signing of the summer so far, joining midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho.