Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
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Liverpool trigger Xherdan Shaqiri's release clause sources

Liverpool trigger Xherdan Shaqiri's release clause sources

Liverpool FC have opened talks over a deal to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City this summer, according to reports in the British media.

Shaqiri started his medical at Liverpool on Friday morning after an agreement was reached with Stoke on Thursday, with discussions having started earlier this week.

Since the end of the season, Shaqiri has been linked with a number of clubs due to a release clause in his contract which was activated when Stoke were relegated from the Premier League.

That represents fine business for Liverpool considering Shaqiri's ability and experience.

The newspaper says the 26-year-old was keen to work under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield so has snubbed all interest to join Liverpool and will undergo his medical today ahead of his bargain move.

But it looks like Liverpool have finally got their hands on another attacker and as long as there are no late complications, Shaqiri will become Klopp's third summer signing following the arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho.

Jürgen Klopp is signing the former Bayern Munich winger as cover for Sadio Mané and Mo Salah as the Champions League final painfully exposed how little depth the Reds have up front.

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