(180622) -- KALININGRAD, June 22, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland celebrates victory after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group E match between Switzerland and Serbia in Kaliningrad, Russia, June 22, 2018. Switzerland won 2-1. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

“Bargain,” “£2m less than Ibe,” – Liverpool fans react to Xherdan Shaqiri signing

Liverpool have completed the signing of Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri for £13.75 million, and fans are mostly happy with his arrival.

The 26-year-old becomes the third signing of the summer following Fabinho and Naby Keita, arriving to add much-needed depth to Jurgen Klopp‘s attack.

The manager himself called it a “no brainer” and that’s how most fans see the signing too.

The new Reds’ No.23 will fly out with the squad to America next Saturday, having interrupted his post-World Cup holiday to head to Merseyside on Thursday evening and complete his medical and media duties on Friday.


Most fans highlighted the bargain nature of the signing


8 goals and 7 assists in the worst team last season. Very tidy buisness this. I remember wanting him to sign some years back and was gutted we didn’t get him. Reckon he’ll be a class act especially with our quality players around him..??

– Alper Koker on Facebook


We used to buy young inexperienced players as squad players cos we were not in the CL and couldnt attract top talent, now we get players like Xherdan to come and sit on the bench ! but with the CL, FA, LC and league, he will get games, and make an impression….. look forward to see him ripping open a few stubborn defences. Times are really good for LFC right now. Enjoy the change in fortunes, embrace the change etc..

– Geebo in the forums




There were also nice words from Stoke fans:



One fan rightly highlighted the strange reaction from some who were somehow seeing a negative in the signing:

Plastic fan in 2017 : the squad has no depth #KloppOut
Plastic fan in 2018 : I didn’t want Shaqiri #KloppOut
ffs get a grip

– Nicolas Doyle on Facebook


With Shaqiri adding to Fabinho and Keita, now fans want two more signings:

We are moving in right direction let’s get fekir deal done and a goal keeper, then we are good to go.

– Kingsley Okwudili on Facebook

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