Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Liverpool eye shock swoop for £12m Xherdan Shaqiri

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Cassandra Gardner | 09 June, 2018, 22:02

Liverpool are weighing up a move for Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who wants to leave the club following their relegation from the Premier League, reports The Guardian.

Henchoz expects Liverpool to strengthen after losing in the Champions League final and thinks Shaqiri would be making a smart choice if he joins Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside.

Stoke indeed got relegated and Shaqiri is desperate to move not wanting to play in the Championship, the second tier of English football.

The question is if he stays in the Premier League or moves overseas.

With a release clause in his contract of around £13.5 million, other clubs in the Premier Legue are also reportedly interested including Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton - where he could rejoin Mark Hughes, who signed him for Stoke. Lyon's Nabil Fekir also looks set to join in the coming days. "I would love to stay in England, I think the league is flawless for me".

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'I want to put players on the pitch next season that want to be in a different league and understand the challenges of that league.

Former Switzerland worldwide and Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz has urged countryman Xherdan Shaqiri to move to Anfield. The player has previously revealed that he was close to completing a move to Liverpool in 2014 before Bayern Munich pulled the plug.

A separate source, however, told ESPN FC that Liverpool were yet to approach Stoke with an offer for the 26-year-old.

Shaqiri's future, though, may not be sorted out imminently as he is heading to the World Cup in Russian Federation next week.

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