The Winger just has £13 million release clause
Despite a positive campaign last season, Jurgen Klopp is keen to make new signings this summer in order to strengthen the squad for next season. Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner admitted that the manager will be given transfer funds to add reinforcements in the transfer window.
The Reds have already completed the signing of Fabinho from Monaco and former RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita have already joined them earlier this summer, after agreeing terms with him last summer.
The Premier League giants have been linked with a move for Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri since the club were relegated to the Championship.
He joined the English side from Inter Milan for a club-record fee of £12 million, signing a 5 year contract in 2015. He has been a mainstay in the team since then and has impressed on constant basis.
The club got relegated last season from the Premier League but the winger was one of the standout players, scoring 8 goals and providing 7 assists.
The Switzerland International has been impressive too during the World Cup, scoring 1 goal and providing 1 assist but his run came to an end in the match against Sweden where they lost 1-0.
The 26 year old has confirmed that he will leave the Potters this summer and a clause in his contract means he can leave for around £13.5 million. He is keen to remain in England but admitted that he will take some time to consider his future.
“At the moment, I can’t say anything. You are going to hear soon on my future,” he said.
“I was not thinking about this because I was just focused on my national team and wanted to make a good tournament for my team and my nation. It’s pretty normal to be aware of clubs being interested.
“I don’t know, it’s not dependant on me sometimes. Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football. Everybody knows that.
Liverpool’s hopes of completing a deal for Shaqiri rest on sanctioning a loan move to Stoke for one of their players, says The Mirror.
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