Simply Red Posted July 13, 2018 Report Share Posted July 13, 2018 Xherdan Shaqiri Birthdate: 10 October 1991 Birthplace: Gjilan, Yugoslavia Nationality: Switzerland Other clubs: Basel U21 (2007-09), Basel (2009-12), Bayern Munich (2012-15), Inter Milan (2015), Stoke City (2015-18), Lyon (2021-) Bought from: Stoke City Signed for LFC: £13.75m, 13.07.2018 International debut: 07.09.2010 vs. England International caps: 86/22 (12/1 at LFC) - 14.11.2020 Liverpool debut: 12.08.2018 Last appearance: 16.05.2021 Debut goal: 27.10.2018 Last goal: 24.09.2020 Contract expiry: 23.08.2021 Win ratio: 60.32% W:38 D:9 L:16 Games/goals ratio: 7.88 Honours: Champions League 2019, European Super Cup 2019, FIFA Club World Cup 2019, Premier League 2019/20 Total games/goals opposite LFC: 6 / 0 League games / goals / assists: 45 / 7 / 5 Total games / goals / assists: 63 / 8 / 9 https://www.lfchistory.net/Players/Player/Profile/1329 https://int.soccerway.com/players/xherdan-shaqiri/83268/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xherdan_Shaqiri Player Profile A Kosovan by birth, Xherdan Shaqiri's parents emigrated to Switzerland before his first birthday. Shaqiri rose through FC Basel's youth ranks and signed a five-year professional deal aged seventeen. After three seasons he joined Bayern Munich, winning the Treble in his first season (although he did not feature in the Champions League final against Jürgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund at Wembley). Liverpool showed an interest in signing Shaqiri in 2014 but Bayern refused to sanction a deal. In January 2015 he moved to inter Milan but had a frustrating time at the San Siro, scoring just once in fifteen games. Stoke City signed him for £12million in the summer and he spent three years there, showing signs of individual brilliance but being accused by fans at times of not being up for a battle. When Stoke were relegated at the end of 2017/18, Liverpool activated a £13million release clause in Shaqiri's contract to add some in-depth quality to the squad. After some impressive cameo appearances from the bench, Shaqiri started his first game on 22 September against Southampton, having a hand in all three first-half goals. His first goal came against Cardiff on 27 October. On 16 December big Shaq came off the bench to score twice as the Reds beat Manchester United 3-1. Although used fleetingly after Christmas, Shaqiri was dependable when called upon and played all ninety minutes of the memorable Champions League comeback against Barcelona, setting up the tie levelling goal. In 2019/20 Shaqiri was used even less often, starting just two league games and coming off the bench five times. One of the starts was the Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield, in which he scored as the Reds won 5-2. Shaqiri only started seven games in the 2020/21 season and it came as no surprise when he joined Lyon in the beginning of the 2021/22 campaign. ------------------------------------ Liverpool complete Xherdan Shaqiri transfer - Liverpool FC Liverpool confirm £13m signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City ... grenadirs, tuzara, neversurrender and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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