Liverpool have announced the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City

Matt Le Tissier isn't fully convinced by Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri, as he reportedly edges closer to joining Liverpool.

Sources told ESPN FC the 26-year-old signed a five-year contract after the Reds triggered a £13 million clause in his Stoke City contract.

The list of prestigious clubs Xherdan Shaqiri has represented continues to grow after the winger joined Liverpool on Friday.

Shaqiri won the Champions League during his time at Bayern, while he collected a trio of Swiss Super League crowns at Basel, and the midfielder is targeting more titles having switched to Anfield to play under Jurgen Klopp.

Shaqiri also generated interest from Serie A with Lazio keen on signing him, but the player chose to continue playing his football in England and vouched for a move to Liverpool. "A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn't happen", added Shaqiri, who was linked with Liverpool in 2014 when Bayern reportedly blocked a move. I was always an admirer of his so I'm happy to reunite with him. "That's what I'm here for".

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The Switzerland global had been on holiday after helping his country reach the last-16 of the World Cup but he broke off to complete a medical at Melwood on Friday.

Shaqiri, who was born in Kosovo but moved to Switzerland as a child, has just returned from the World Cup in Russian Federation where his country were eliminated in the last 16 by Sweden.

'He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things.

'We are the flawless move for him in this moment as well I think, because he needs to push himself and challenge himself and our environment encourages that. He was easily their best player and also put in impressive displays as Switzerland reached the round of 16 in the World Cup. He has personality and drive - he is someone who will feed off the positive emotion of our crowd.

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