“Complete no-brainer”, “Not good enough” – Liverpool fans divided over possible deal for Xherdan Shaqiri

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Liverpool supporters have produced a mixed reaction to reports that Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri is being considered for a cut-price summer signing.

Reports on Wednesday explained that Shaqiri was a legitimate transfer target for the Reds this summer.

The Switzerland international is thought to have a release clause of around £12m-£13.5m, with Jurgen Klopp seemingly keen on pursuing a deal for him.

The news hasn’t been met with overriding positivity from Liverpool fans, but there are also those who see lots of sense in a potential deal.

Xherdan Shaqiri

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 29, 2017: Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri looks dejected after missing a chance against West Ham United during the FA Premier League match at the Bet365 Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Position: Right Winger
Nationality: Swiss
Age: 26
Potential fee: £12m (release clause)
First reported by: Guardian
Also reported by: Times, Mirror, Mail
Previously linked: In 2014.

Here’s a look at the best of the reaction.

 

To some, the thought of buying Shaqiri received a big thumbs up:

“At the prices being quoted Shaqiri would be a steal. He’s got the quality. He would suit our set up of a fluid front 3.”

AJM86 on the forums.

 

On flip side, others aren’t convinced and some pointed at how it would mean the end for the likes of Harry Wilson:

“Is he really capable as a bench impact player?”

nikz200 on the forums.

 

Adding much-needed squad depth was a key reason for positivity, though:

“Shaqiri may not be a starter but we need more quality to come from the bench.”

Karl Smales on Facebook.

 

While some questioned Shaqiri’s attitude:

https://twitter.com/IndigoLFC/status/1004425053612707840

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