Liverpool likely to sign top-class No.23 midfield star after World Cup

According to a report from the Independent, Liverpool are likely to confirm a deal to sign Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri once the World Cup in Russia has finished.

Reds boss Jürgen Klopp seems intent on strengthening his squad further still, following the arrivals of Fabinho and Naby Keita, and the addition of an established winger is thought to feature highly on his list of priorities.

Liverpool are still yet to bring in a replacement for Philippe Coutinho following his exit to Barcelona in January, and after failing to secure a swoop for Lyon ace Nabil Fekir, Shaqiri seems to be a sensible option for the Merseyside outfit.

And the Swiss star could be heading to Anfield sooner rather than later, according to the Independent.

The British broadsheet claims that the 26-year-old’s move from Stoke to Liverpool is a mere formality, and will be completed once the World Cup has finished.

Shaqiri joined the Potters from Inter Milan in the summer of 2015, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £12 million, and he has gone on to chalk up 15 goals and 15 assists in 92 appearance sin all competitions.

If he does eventually move to Anfield, he could be a great signing for the Reds, and for the reported fee of just £12.5 million, it would have to be considered as a real coup for Klopp’s side.