Swiss World Cup forward Xherdan Shaqiri joins Liverpool

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Liverpool have signed Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke in a £13million deal. Speaking to the Reds' website, Shaqiri said: "I'm very happy to be here. So I'm really glad and happy to be here".

On his personal Twitter account, he wrote: "I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the Stoke City supporters, my teammates and staff, for the opportunity to come to England and three wonderful years at the club".

Liverpool FC lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final at Wembley last term.

"I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles".

Liverpool were particularly stretched in these areas at the end of last season, and Klopp is confident Shaqiri can find the form that previously earned moves to Bayern Munich and Internazionale earlier in his career.

The addition of Shaqiri will bring a much-needed strength in depth to Liverpool's squad although the Stoke City player will not be expected to be a regular starter should he complete his move.

Jamie Carragher issued an amusing message to Xherdan Shaqiri after the Switzerland worldwide was confirmed as Liverpool's latest summer signing.

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Liverpool have been linked with the Roma and Brazilian worldwide all summer long and with Loris Karius failing to prove himself worthy of being the Reds man between the sticks in pre-season so far it's looking ever more likely that Jurgen Klopp will have to invest in a tried and tested goalkeeper.

The Guinea global has inherited the number eight shirt from Liverpool FC legend Steven Gerrard, leaving him with big boots to fill.

Following a long season and weeks of work with their national teams for the World Cup, Salah and Mane will no feature in the opening games of preseason for the Reds.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described the signing of Shaqiri as a "no-brainer".

"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", Klopp continued.

"I think my short-term focus is to keep trying to impress the manager day in, day out in training and, the minutes I get in pre-season, try and impress".

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