No stranger to the Premier League, Swiss attacker Xherdan Shaqiri moves to Liverpool after a three-year spell with Stoke City that ended with relegation to the Championship last season. Shaqiri scored 15 goals in 84 Premier League appearances for the Potters, after making a £12m move from Inter. The 26-year-old also has 21 goals in 74 appearances for Switzerland, and played a key role in his nation’s run to the last 16 of the recent World Cup in Russia.
The diminutive but stocky Shaqiri began his career with Basel in Switzerland, where he moved with his family shortly after his birth in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia. Three league titles in three seasons with the dominant force in Swiss football led to a move to Bayern Munich, where under Jupp Heynckes he was part of the squad to win the club’s first ever treble of Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League – although he was often used as back-up for the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, and remained an unused sub in the Champions League final victory over Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund.