Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to head back to the Premier League via Anfield.
Shaqiri, who has previously lined out for Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, reportedly has a release clause of just £12m, which is low-risk, potentially great value for an undoubtedly talented player who is still only 26-years-old.
His six-figure wage demand won’t be a deterrent for a club the size of Liverpool, and he is viewed as back-up to the Reds’ stacked line-up on the wing, with the likes of Sadio Mane already in place.
The long-mooted arrival of Nabil Fekir from Lyon will increase competition, and there’s no indication that Shaqiri is a fall-back if the Fekir move is in any danger.
Shaqiri is set to star for Switzerland at the World Cup, having scored 20 goals for his country to-date.