5year deal signed- first pictures released as Liverpool completes key signing

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Xherdan Shaqiri has completed his transfer to Liverpool, the Swiss international put pen to paper over a five-year deal.

Liverpool have completed the £13million ($17m) signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City.

“I’m very happy to be here,” he told the club’s official website. “It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I’m really glad and happy to be here.

“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 has been brought in by Jurgen Klopp to fill the void left by Philippe Coutinho after he left Liverpool for Barcelona.

The Swiss international will link up with Klopp’s men for their three-game tour of the United States, where they will play in the International Champions Cup against Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United.

He joins Naby Keita and Fabinho as Liverpool’s summer arrivals so far.

Xherdan Shaqiri signs for Liverpool


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