Liverpool complete Xherdan Shaqiri signing

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.

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