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Xherdan Shaqiri set for Liverpool medical today ahead of ridiculously cheap move

Xherdan Shaqiri is still just 26.

That’s pretty mad, isn’t it?

It feels like the Swiss maestro has been around for decades – and he’s on the brink of his next big move.


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Liverpool are ready to press ahead with their attempts to sign Xherdan Shaqiri after the World Cup finishes

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On his way to Anfield

According to various sources, Shaqiri will undergo a medical with Liverpool today to save himself from a season in the Championship with Stoke.

The Reds have a deal in place to sign the Potters star for just £13.5m after triggering his release clause.

No brainer considering his age and quality, right?

Xherdan Shaqiri impressed for Stoke in their win against Arsenal

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Linking up with Salah and co.

Shaqiri has had offers from elsewhere around Europe since Stoke’s relegation, but has his heart set on Anfield.

He will become Jurgen Klopp’s third summer signing and is seen as valuable cover in wide areas to Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

Why Shaqiri is a Dream Team favourite

Stoke were dreadful last season so it speaks volumes about Shaqiri that he was still able to showcase his talents.

He was their top scorer (eight) and top assister (seven) in the Premier League with very little support in attack.

Iconic celebration

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Iconic celebration

So with the likes of Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino in support you’d think he’ll flourish.

Shaqiri broke the 100 point barrier on Dream Team last season, recording the same amount of points as potential new team-mate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

We estimate that Shaqiri will cost around £3m in the 2018/19 season.


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