Another day, another transfer rumour to keep the Liverpool fans interested at the Transfer Tavern.
Jurgen Klopp will want to try and forget last year’s defeat in the Champions League Final by bringing some silverware back to Merseyside. Liverpool have already got off to a brilliant start this transfer window by signing Monaco midfielder, Fabinho combined with the arrival of Naby Keita. Liverpool must continue their summer spending and bringing in Xerdan Shaqiri would be an astute signing.
The Liverpool Echo reported earlier this month that the Reds will push to sign the Switzerland forward following the end of the World Cup.
Liverpool did try to seal a deal for Nabil Fekir before the reported £53 million deal broke down. Since then, Liverpool have been put off any future deal for the Lyon man and have been linked with the Stoke City winger.
At the World Cup, Shaqiri has been one of the standout performers and has been a huge reason for Switzerland’s progression out of the group stages. A talented winger, Shaqiri is valued at £12.6 million by Transfermarkt due to Stoke’s relegation to the Championship.
If Liverpool are to capture any form of silverware next season, they must add a goalkeeper, another defender and some attacking depth. Klopp needs more reliable forward options other than Ings, Sturridge or Solanke. At 27, Shaqiri is entering the prime of his career and could be a potential steal for Klopp.
A £12.6 million move for the talented winger is a low-cost alternative to Fekir and a signing Liverpool should make.
Liverpool fans – should Klopp push this deal through?