Jurgen Klopp on Shaqiri's move: a 'no-brainer'
- Shaqiri is coming to Anfield on a five-year deal
- It is an absolute bargain as the Reds have purchased experienced player at a god 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
- The Reds' Boss was all smiles and praises when asked about his new signing
“I think the English phrase to explain the decision to sign Xherdan is a ‘no-brainer,’” said Klopp.
“When someone like him becomes available in this way you have to react if you are smart – and we have.
“He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things. To play for us these are mandatory requirements.
“We are the perfect move for him in this moment as well I think, because he needs to push himself and challenge himself and our environment encourages that.
“We will want him to express himself but also learn and improve the areas of his game where he can still make progression.”
“Finally, Xherdan the person will fit in perfectly at Liverpool I believe. He has a personality and drive – he is someone who will feed off the positive emotion of our crowd.
“He joins a dressing room of really good lads and I know they will welcome him with open arms and help him settle and integrate quickly.”