When the transfer window opened, not many Liverpool fans would have placed Stoke City’s attacker Xherdan Shaqiri at the top of their wishlist.
The 26-year-old’s future at the Bet365 Stadium came under question following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season.
There has always been a sense that the Switzerland international, who has earned 73 caps for his country, was a level above Stoke’s quality.
Shaqiri has been linked to a number of clubs, and the speculation has intensified since he took to the pitch in Russia for the World Cup.
The attacker has played in all three of Switzerland’s matches so far, scoring one goal and creating a single assist.
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On Thursday, The Independent claimed that Shaqiri is likely to complete a move to Anfield once the tournament is over.
Even though Shaqiri’s name does not carry the same weight as some world-class stars, plenty of Liverpool fans are excited by the prospect of him signing.