How Liverpool Target Xherdan Shaqiri Was Blocked From Reds Move in 2014

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Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to head back to the Premier League via Anfield.

The Reds are also assessing adding a goalkeeper to the ranks, while they have had a bid refused for Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir.

Xherdan Shaqiri is surely to go with his reported release clause triggered by relegation around €15m.

He said this week, as per the report: "It is no longer a secret that I will leave Stoke City".

"No player will leave the club that is contractually with the club unless the club feel it is a good deal and the right deal for them", Rowett told reporters.

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Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table to secure their continued participation in the Champions League. It's the best league with the best players, but I do not want to exclude anything. Shaqiri, also known as "Alpine Messi" will be a bargain buy in such an inflated market who is going to increase the depth significantly.

The 26-year-old would bring plenty of experience with him and would have come up against the Liverpool boss - then at Borussia Dortmund - during his time playing for Bayern Munich in Germany.

Shaqiri was hot property that summer despite falling out of favour at Bayern and Liverpool were leading a pack of several clubs in the race for the Swiss international's signature.

Reportedly, some talks regarding the transfer have already been held between the two parties and a transfer could be completed well before the World Cup.

Shaqiri is set to star for Switzerland at the World Cup, having scored 20 goals for his country to-date.

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