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Swiss midfielder Shaqiri joins Liverpool

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club on Saturday announced the signing of attacking for the upcoming season.

Shaqiri underwent a medical on Friday and was Liverpool's third signing of the summer.

"I'm very happy to be here. It's a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach," Shaqiri told Liverpool's website adding: "So I'm really glad and happy to be here.

"As a you always want to be on the biggest stage in A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen. I'm really happy that now I'm finally here, he stated further.

"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 was with and scored 15 goals in 92 appearances for the Potters, who were relegated from the last season.

Shaqiri scored a 90th-minute winner to give a 2-1 victory over at World Cup group stage game last month.

Shaqiri, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, was then the subject of a inquiry for celebrating by imitating the double-headed eagle displayed on Albania's flag.

"I know him well from his time in and especially -- I have been a long-time admirer," was quoted as saying by ESPNFC.

"But the added bonus now is that he knows the and what it takes to perform in this uniquely intense environment. He also did really well at -- so he comes to us full of belief and confidence," he added.

Shaqiri started with FC Basel and joined Munich in 2012. He spent two and a half years with the giants before a six-month spell with Inter Milan.

He won league titles in Switzerland and plus with in 2013.



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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 15:10 IST