Liverpool eye shock swoop for £12m Xherdan Shaqiri

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool eye shock swoop for £12m Xherdan Shaqiri

Manchester City trying to sign Jorginho from Napoli and Liverpool trailing Xherdan Shaqiri who just went down with Stoke.

"No, Shaqiri is not going to Liverpool".

Shaqiri last week confirmed that he wants to leave the bet365 Stadium following Stoke's relegation from the Premier League last season, with the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton understood to be interested in his signature.

Shaqiri has a £13 million release clause in his contract which can be activated after Stoke were relegated and despite attracting interest across the continent, the winger would "love to stay in England".

Jürgen Klopp recognises that his side needs more options from the bench in games where things aren't quite working, as well as a back-up for when one of Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mané gets injured or suspended.

Shaqiri will be hoping to produce a strong display at the World Cup in Russian Federation to spark a bidding war for his signature.

Everton and Leicester have also been linked interest in the Stoke ace, who is certain to move on before the start of the 2018/19 campaign. It's the best league with the best players, but I do not want to exclude anything.

'I want players who are committed to Stoke City.

Furthermore, he wanted to join Liverpool 2015, but he claimed Bayern blocked the move and instead he headed to Italy with Inter Milan.

Klopp is hoping to wrap up a deal for Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir in the coming weeks, but it remains to be seen if Liverpool can get a transfer across the line before the start of the World Cup next week.

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