While a move for Fekir could still be revived, Jurgen Klopp‘s side have looked to progress swiftly in luring Shaqiri to Anfield.
According to the Telegraph‘s John Percy, this has seen Liverpool agree to pay the 26-year-old’s release clause, believed to be worth around £13.75 million.
Percy claims Shaqiri is now due for a medical on Friday, and providing there are no issues he will be unveiled as the club’s third new arrival shortly.
Liverpool would present the Swiss with another opportunity to establish himself at a top-level club, having struggled for opportunities at both Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.
He found his feet at Stoke, but was soon left toiling on a sinking ship, topping the Potters’ goalscoring and assist-making charts last season with eight and seven respectively.
Their fitness was largely reliable in 2017/18, but the manager has acknowledged the need for reinforcements out wide, particularly if the Reds are to challenge for the Premier League title.
Shaqiri wears the No. 23 for Switzerland, and could well adopt the shirt vacated by Emre Can on his move to Juventus this summer.