Jurgen Klopp reveals what Xherdan Shaqiri will add to Liverpool after £13m transfer

Jurgen Klopp has revealed why Xherdan Shaqiri is the perfect signing for Liverpool – on and off the field.

Switzerland international Shaqiri agreed a five-year contract to join the Reds after the Merseyside club broke his £13m Stoke release clause.

Shaqiri is expected to add extra depth to the Reds’ all-conquering frontline of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

But Klopp insists his third recruit of the summer, after already adding Fabinho and Naby Keita, will bring additional quality on the pitch but will be perfect character for the dressing room.

Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com : “He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things. To play for us these are mandatory requirements.

(Image: Liverpool FC)

(Image: Liverpool FC)
(Image: Liverpool FC)

“We are the perfect move for him in this moment as well I think, because he needs to push himself and challenge himself and our environment encourages that.

“We will want him to express himself but also learn and improve the areas of his game where he can still make progression.

“From our perspective, he is someone who makes a big difference to the squad and team, because he can fit in so many positions in our system. He gives us greater flexibility in how we can use our current players also. This is cool.

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“Finally, Xherdan the person will fit in perfectly at Liverpool I believe. He has personality and drive – he is someone who will feed off the positive emotion of our crowd.

“He joins a dressing room of really good lads and I know they will welcome him with open arms and help him settle and integrate quickly.”





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