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Confirmed:Liverpool attracted Shakuri6-09-2018
The finalist of the last Liverpool Championship was reinforced with Stoke City`s wing, Jardan Shakuri. The Swiss national signed a long-term contract with Merseyside. On Anfield he will play with number 23.
In his new club, he will be a teammate with Mohamed Salah, with whom he briefly scored in Basel in 2012. `I remember that Salah was on probation and we practiced several times together, and I`m glad we will play together now, ` Shakuri said.
Last season Shakuri played 36 games and scored eight goals. The potters, however, fell out of the Premier League and could not keep their best footballer.
Anfield hopes the hurry to boost competition on the flanks and make the team`s offensive power even more impressive.
From Liverpool have activated the release clause in the contract of Shakiri worth 13, 5 million pounds. The Reds fought for the 26-year club`s signature with several clubs. The player`s own desire to work with Jurgen Klop has been decisive. `When the soccer player like Shakiri is on the market, you have to act smartly and try to attract him, we did, ` he said, adding that he had long since enjoyed the Swiss qualities, and that he was one ofhis advantages are that he already knows Premier League.
Shakir is Basel`s teenager, then plays for Bayern (Munich) and Inter before going to Stoke. `I`m very happy to play in Liverpool, a big club with a great history, great players and a great coach, and every player is looking to the highest possible level, a few years ago I could come here, but things did not go to my liking, and now I am pleased to be part of Liverpool, I want to get better and win titles, `said Shakuri after passing the medical examinations of Melwood.
On Mondialel 2018, the Swiss played 4 games in which he scored a goal. He brought a 2-1 victory over Serbia, which was decisive for the Crusaders` ranking of the eighth finals.
Shakiri, who is originally a Kosovo Albanian, has a total of 74 matches and 21 goals for the Swiss national team.
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