Xherdan Shaqiri

  • Date of Birth: 10/10/91
  • Birthplace: Gjilan
  • Nationality: Swiss
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed 2022
  • Debut 4/10/22
  • Appearances
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Signed: 2018
Appearances: 63
Goals: 8
Honours: Premier League (2020), Champions League (2019), UEFA Super Cup (2019), FIFA Club World Cup (2019)

Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri bolstered Liverpool's attacking options after arriving from Stoke City in the summer of 2018.

He made quite the first impression when, during his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt, he scored a spectacular bicycle kick against Manchester United in a pre-season friendly in Michigan.

After three brief substitute appearances in competitive matches, Shaqiri made his full Reds debut at home to Southampton in the Premier League in September 2018 and would score his first goal for the club a month later against Cardiff City at Anfield as part of a 4-1 win.

Shaqiri then shone when Manchester United visited Anfield. With the scoreline locked at 1-1, he was introduced in the 70th minute. It took him just three minutes to make an impact, firing beyond David de Gea, before scoring again nine minutes from time.

Having started the dramatic second-leg semi-final comeback against Barcelona, the former Bayern Munich man would end his first season with Liverpool in possession of a Champions League winner's medal after victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.

His following campaign was somewhat impacted by injury, but Shaqiri still managed to contribute to the Reds’ first-ever Premier League title win. He started and was on the scoresheet in a memorable 5-2 victory over local rivals Everton at Anfield in December 2019.

And, after an injury-interrupted start to 2020-21, the No.23 emerged as a regular in Klopp's side in the winter months of the campaign.

On August 23, 2021, Shaqiri brought a three-year spell with the Reds to an end by joining Lyon on a permanent transfer.

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