The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been urging their club not to fork out the cash for Stoke City’s wantaway winger, Xherdan Shqiri. The Swiss star has won an incredible 74 caps for his country at the age of just 26 and could be the next signing through the door at Anfield. Fans can read the latest update on Shaqiri on the Liverpool Echo.
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) July 5, 2018
Whilst there’s no doubting the impressive winger’s talents, the one thing you can doubt is his work rate. The Stoke man is often seen walking around the pitch, failing to press defender’s when they’re in possession and nonchalantly walking back after being dispossessed in the attacking third. This is somewhat made up for by his ability to score a Puskas award contender out of nowhere, although the Liverpool fans will want more from him if he does sign.
This summer will be an interesting one for the Reds, they’ve already had both Fabinho and Naby Keita join up with the squad and Jurgen Klopp will be looking to add depth in their attack as they look destined to offload both Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge, however, with a lot of fans calling for the club to ditch the signing of Shaqiri and look for more industrious options who will work hard for the team.
You can see what our local Reds’ make of Shaqiri here:
Dont want him . Too lazy
— Alan else (@torrard8) July 5, 2018
Not this guy please! Not this guy!
— Gerry Gerard (@Gerry9258) July 6, 2018
Please dont sign him pls pls pls
— Arifin Kunto (@ArifinSubhan) July 6, 2018
Hope he doesn’t join
— Jordo (@ThemanJordo) 5 July 2018
Please don’t buy him
— Muggi Ragnarsson (@GudmundurMuggi) 5 July 2018
All's I'll add is that if it was me/someone who wanted to play for lfc, I'd of pulled up trees to do the deal then go on holiday, not the other way round. Bargain? Yes. I trust Klopp to make the right call.
— Kris Marshall (@kristheman801) July 5, 2018
As you can see, the fans are far from keen on getting Shaqiri signed and will be looking to be linked with some harder-working attacking options.