Liverpool have announced the signing of Switzerland and former Stoke City footballer Xherdan Shaqiri.
His club career involves FC Basel, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Stoke City - the 26 year old winger also has 74 international caps to his name, and 21 goals.
After Stoke's departure from the Premier League he was linked with a deal to Liverpool but the reds waited until after his World Cup involvement to complete the deal. He underwent his medical earlier today.
It is understood that the reds triggered a £13.5M release clause in his contract.
He will wear the number 23 shirt at Liverpool.
Speaking to the official website he said:
“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I’m really glad and happy to be here.
“As a player you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”
He is believed to have signed a four year contract with the club with the option of a fifth year.