Xherdan Shaqiri to wear number 23 shirt at Liverpool

STOKE ON TRENT ENGLAND- MAY 05 Xherdan Shaqiri of Stoke City celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Crystal Palace at Bet365 Stadium

Liverpool have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri, the Merseyside club announced on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp has been eager to bolster the depth and quality of his squad and Liverpool took advantage of a release clause in Shaqiri's contract that enabled them to pay £13million to lure him from Stoke.

Liverpool have already strengthened their squad this summer with the £39m signing of Monaco midfielder Fabinho, and the arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.

The Switzerland global became the club's third new arrival this summer by completing the formalities of a medical and his transfer on Friday.

The newspaper says the 26-year-old was keen to work under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield so has snubbed all interest to join Liverpool and will undergo his medical today ahead of his bargain move.

'I'm very happy to be here, ' Shaqiri told the club's official website.

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And now, according to Telegraph Reds are reported to have agreed a transfer fee for Switzerland's world cup hero, Xherden Shaqiri and the Swiss global is set to undergo medical on Friday.

"It's a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach". So I'm really glad and happy to be here.

The former Basel star has played for Bayern Munich and Inter Milan so he has plenty of experience of top level football and he'll provide competition for the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack this coming season. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen.

Shaqiri will become the fourth Liverpool player in the Premier League era to wear the 23 shirt.

"I think the English phrase to explain the decision to sign Xherdan is a "no-brainer".

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