Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri moved to Liverpool after a three-year spell with Stoke City that ended with relegation to the Championship in 2018. He scored 15 goals in 84 Premier League appearances for Stoke, having made a £12m move from Inter Milan, and in his first season at Anfield a further six in 30 in all competitions. The 27-year-old also has 22 goals in 82 appearances for Switzerland, and played a key role in his nation’s run to the last 16 of the 2018 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 the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League – although he was often used as back-up for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, and remained an unused sub in the Champions League final victory over Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund.