Liverpool Sign Swiss Star Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the club announced Friday.

The Reds, who reached the Champions League final last season,  said on their website that Shaqiri had signed “a long-term contract”, with British media reports saying he’d arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million ($17 million, 15 million euros).

Shaqiri, 26, made the switch to Anfield following Stoke City’s relegation from the Premier League.

“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach (Jurgen Klopp),” Shaqiri told liverpoolfc.com.

“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.”

Shaqiri was one of the stars for Switzerland at the 2018 World Cup where they were eliminated at the last 16 by Sweden.

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