Liverpool will look to sign Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri when he returns home from the World Cup, according to David Maddock of The Mirror.

Shaqiri is keen to make the move to Anfield after Stoke’s relegation and his release fee of around £12million will make him a relative bargain when compared to other deals which are taking place across Europe.

Jurgen Klopp is keen to add depth to his squad and sees the Swiss international as somebody who can back up his starting front three, and it seems like Shaqiri to take up such a role in the squad.

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The collapse of the Nabil Fekir transfer had people wondering if Shaqiri was a direct replacement for the Frenchman but Maddock reports that this isn’t the case.

Instead, Liverpool will cool their transfer activity whilst the World Cup group stage games take place and they’ll reassess their options and look to do more deals later on in the window.