Premier League: Liverpool sign Shaqiri from Stoke City

Premier League: Liverpool sign Shaqiri from Stoke City

Liverpool Football Club have confirmed the signing of Switzerland International, Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, according to the club.

Shaqiri has put pen to paper on a long term deal, after passing his medical on Friday, the club confirmed.

“Liverpool have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City,” read a statement from the club.

The former Bayern Munich star joins the Reds after spending three years at the Potters, where he made 92 appearances.

Speaking on the transfer, a visibly elated 26-year-old said; “I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I’m really glad and happy to be here.”

Shaqiri began his career at his hometown club, Basel, before moving to German champions, Bayern, in 2012, where he spent two years.

Having won six domestic titles at Basel and Bayern, and the 2012/2013 Champions League with the Bavarians before he joined Serie A side, Inter Milan, on a six-month loan before moving to the PL.

Shaqiri, who scored eight goals, assisting a further four in 36 PL games for Stoke last season, played a key role for Switzerland at the 2018 FIFA World cup, featuring in all four matches as they crashed out in the round of 16.

He has been capped 74 times by his country, netting 21goals.

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