Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool confirmed after Swiss star cuts holiday short to pass medical and pick shirt number

And the Stoke City winger will wear the No 23 shirt after completing his £13million move to Anfield.

Shaqiri’s release clause had been triggered by Jurgen Klopp following Stoke’s relegation to the Championship.

And the Switzerland international is now Liverpool’s third arrival of the summer behind RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita and Monaco’s Fabinho.

The Guardian claims Shaqiri was on holiday after his country’s World Cup exit when the call from Klopp arrived.

The winger immediately packed his bags and returned to England, where he passed his Melwood medical.

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Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that Shaqiri will continue to wear his favoured No 23.

The ace will compete for a place on the wings with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

But Shaqiri can also play as a No 10, giving Klopp more options when going forward.

Further reports claim Liverpool could also be getting a new No 1 to replace Loris Karius… but he’s already at the club in the form of Danny Ward.

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