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Xherdan Shaqiri: First official snaps of new Liverpool star wearing the kit

14 July 2018

"I'm very happy to be here".

Liverpool have triggered the release clause in Xherdan Shaqiri's contract and he is undergoing a medical ahead of a £13 million move to Anfield, sources have told ESPN FC.

The 26-year-old scored eight goals and made seven assists in 36 Premier League games for the Potters last season but could not prevent them from dropping down to the Championship.

Liverpool are closing in on a deal for Shaqiri while Stoke City have asked for Ojo to be included in the transfer.

"On his day yes (he would be a good signing) but he couldn't keep his team up", Le Tissier wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Liverpool had an excellent season last time out, finishing in the top four and reaching the Champions League final.

The left-footed wide man possess great strength and long-range shooting, while his low centre of gravity makes him a nightmare for defenders to deal with.

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The Switzerland global completed his medical today after returning from the World Cup in Russian Federation.

'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'. "It's a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach (Jurgen Klopp)", said Shaqiri.

'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. I'm really happy I'm finally here.

"We are the ideal move for him in this moment as well I think, because he needs to push himself and challenge himself and our environment encourages that".

"A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen".

Shaqiri has expressed his excitement to work under a man who commands high-intensity football, having admired manager Jurgen Klopp's style from when he was playing for Bayern Munich against a Klopp led Borussia Dorrmund.

Xherdan Shaqiri: First official snaps of new Liverpool star wearing the kit