Liverpool FC open talks to complete £13.5m signing

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

Shaqiri moved to Stoke in 2015 from Inter Milan and scored 15 goals in 92 appearances for the Potters, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

The article claims that Klopp has identified Shaqiri as a top target this summer as he wants to have him as back up for Liverpool FC's front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Shaqiri underwent a medical on Friday and becomes Liverpool's third signing of the summer.

And on Friday, it looks as though Shaqiri will be arriving for a medical before completing a £13.5 million switch to Anfield from Stoke City.

The winger netted a 90th minute victor against Serbia to help Switzerland qualify for the knockout stages, but they were defeated by Sweden in the round of 16.

The former Basel winger was once one of the most coveted wingers in Europe, but previous stints at some of Europe's biggest clubs did not go well.

'I'm very happy to be here, ' Shaqiri told the club's official website.

"We played against each other - me with Bayern Munich - and they were always big games". I'm really happy that now I'm finally here.

Shaqiri wears the No. 23 for Switzerland and could well adopt the number vacated by Emre Can on his new venture at Juventus.

Liverpool have been strongly linked with Shaqiri in recent months and TeamTalk reported earlier this week that Manchester United had joined their rivals in the race to sign the Switzerland worldwide.

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