Liverpool begin talks with Stoke City over Xehrdan Shaqiri transfer

Liverpool begin talks with Stoke City over Xehrdan Shaqiri transfer

The diminutive winger enjoyed a mixed World Cup; one that was peppered with moments of footballing brilliance and political controversy as Switzerland reached the last sixteen of the tournament, eventually losing out to Sweden.

Ojo, who spent past year helping Fulham win promotion to the Premier League scoring four goals in 22 appearances despite being sidelined for a time by a dislocated shoulder, has impressed already in pre-season.

Liverpool are in talks to sign Stoke's Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri and could trigger his release clause, believed to be more than £13m.

The relegation ensured that a new release clause was triggered in Shaqiri's contract, with the 26-year-old now allowed to depart the club for a modest fee of £13 million - a true bargain in today's market.

Shaqiri could do little to stop Stoke from sliding down to the Championship from the Premier League last season and is on his way out of the Potters this summer.

Klopp has already added two players - Naby Keita and Fabinho - to his squad this summer, but is aware of the need for further reinforcements if his side are to close the gap to champions Manchester City, and remain competitive in the Champions League too.

The Swiss worldwide will leave relegated Stoke City this summer, this much we knew already. He admitted that he would like to leave following last season's relegation. Fekir, in any case, is still with France at the World Cup and would not be due to return to action until early-August.