Klopp winning the race to sign Shaqiri

Klopp winning the race to sign Shaqiri

The Reds are also assessing adding a goalkeeper to the ranks, while they have had a bid refused for Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir.

"It's very simple for me", he said at his unveiling "First and foremost no player under contract will leave this club unless the club feel it is the right deal". It's the best league with the best players, but I do not want to exclude anything.

Stoke indeed got relegated and Shaqiri is desperate to move not wanting to play in the Championship, the second tier of English football.

Genuine interest from #LFC in Xherdan Shaqiri, who would provide depth across the attacking positions. Liverpool also have an interest in the former Bayern Munich player, with Jürgen Klopp looking to strengthen in key areas, although that has not advanced to activating Shaqiri's release clause.

Reportedly, some talks regarding the transfer have already been held between the two parties and a transfer could be completed well before the World Cup.

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The 26-year old, once one of Europe's most exciting young talents, finished with 8 league goals in 2017-2018 as Stoke went down after 10 consecutive EPL seasons.

The Stoke City maestro has been linked with a move to Liverpool, but Everton should look to muscle in.

The Switzerland global would nearly certainly play back-up to Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, as well as whoever Liverpool bring in this summer.

We'll have to see how things progress but competition for Shaqiri will increase if he impresses for Switzerland at the World Cup so Liverpool or Tottenham may want to act fast if they want to sign him.

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