Liverpool interested in Xherdan Shaqiri after Stoke’s relegation

09 June, 2018, 21:59 | Author: Laura Christensen
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Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, a source has told ESPN FC.

They are reportedly targeting two wide attackers - Moses Simon from Belgium outfit Gent as well as well-famed Xherdan Shaqiri who is available for a fee as low as £12 mil following his relegation with Stoke City last season.

The Switzerland worldwide reportedly has a £12m relegation release clause in his contract, but Rowett insists that the Potters will not sell the 26-year-old on the cheap.

Donaldson said of Shaqiri: "Liverpool fans on message boards are saying "great player, great skill but Jurgen Klopp's whole ethos is about working hard and running".


The Blues finished 19th in the league for number of shots registered, shots on target and chances created, highlighting the need for a creative maestro like Shaqiri to add a bit of star-dust to play in the final third.

"I want to work with players who want to be in a different league and understand the challenges of that league and understand the games and the frequency of the games and the types of games".

Former Switzerland worldwide and Liverpool defender Stephane Henchoz has urged countryman Xherdan Shaqiri to move to Anfield. The winger, however, later claimed Bayern blocked his transfer to Anfield and, with his playing time at the Allianz Arena limited under Pep Guardiola, he joined Internazionale six months later.

Spurs, Huddersfield and Southampton are just three of the teams linked with a move for the 26-year-old but it now looks as though Liverpool have jumped to the front of the queue.

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