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Shaqiri having medical ahead of £13m Liverpool move

14 July 2018

The 26-year-old was part of the Stoke side that suffered relegation from the Premier League last season and leaves the bet365 Stadium having made 92 appearances for the Potters during his three-year stay.

Shaqiri, who was in action at the World Cup this summer with Switzerland, will become Klopp's third signing of the current transfer window.

"I know the coach from Germany, when he was at Dortmund", Shaqiri told Liverpoolfc.com during his first official interview - which you can watch in full with LFCTV GO above.

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Xherdan Shaqiri looks set to become a Liverpool player this weekend, with strong reports of a medical due for Friday.

Naby Keita and Fabinho arrived on Merseyside earlier this summer to boost Jurgen Klopp's midfield options and Shaqiri provides support for Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack.

The former Basel winger was once one of the most coveted wingers in Europe, but previous stints at some of Europe's biggest clubs did not go well. So I'm really glad and happy to be here.

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"We played against each other - me with Bayern Munich - and they were always big games".

"He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things". A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen.

'We are the flawless move for him in this moment as well I think, because he needs to push himself and challenge himself and our environment encourages that. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles.

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Shaqiri having medical ahead of £13m Liverpool move