Having been relegated with Stoke City at the end of last season, it’s seriously unlikely that a player of the Swiss international’s calibre will stick about and turn out in the Championship next season.
Many reports in the media are now claiming a fee of £12 million will be enough to prise Shaqiri away from the Britannia Stadium – the same fee Stoke paid to Inter Milan back in 2015 – and it seems Jurgen Klopp has sanctioned the deal.
Liverpool’s front three of Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane ripped European football to shreds last season but the depth in the rest of the club’s squad is seriously lacking.
But Shaqiri the man to bolster the ranks? This lot certainly seem to think so:
I reckon it's time for some Shaqiri propaganda.
£12m for a Premier League proven player. Left footed. Good set piece taker. Pacy. Eye for a pass. Happy to play in rotation. Wants to play for #LFC.
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) June 10, 2018
I think a lot of people are going to look stupid when Shaqiri turns out to be a gem under Klopp.
The same way they looked stupid for slating Ox and Salah to an extent.
If Jürgen wants him, I want him. Plain and simple.
— Dan Vanderkamp (@DanVanderkamp) June 10, 2018
Wait… we can get Shaqiri for £12m and people are genuinely upset by it? He’s only 26, played everywhere, and can make moments of brilliance like this on the biggest stage. I’m absolutely behind it! pic.twitter.com/KPHjEppZGB
— LFC Podcasting Couch (@PodcastingCouch) June 6, 2018
Oh Bobby when you score like that 🎶
You make, Mané go mad 🎶
— Conor ✍ (@ConArtistLFC) June 6, 2018
Looks like Shaqiri is pretty much done then, good squad signing
— Indigo 🉐 (@IndigoLFC) June 10, 2018
We paid £20M for Alberto Aquilani.
We paid £20M for Stuart Downing.
We paid £20M for Lazar Marković.
Xherdan Shaqiri for £12M, in this inflated transfer market! I'm absolutely okay with that.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) June 11, 2018
Would I rather see Shaqiri on the bench as opposed to Ings, Solanke, and Lallana?
You're damn right I would!
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) June 7, 2018
Do you think Shaqiri would represent good business at £12 million in the current transfer market?