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Jurgen Klopp: 'Xherdan Shaqiri signing a no-brainer'

Klopp: 'Shaqiri signing a no-brainer'
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp describes the decision to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City as a "no-brainer".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described the club's decision to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City as a "no-brainer".

Shaqiri completed his £13m move to Anfield on Friday, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2023.

The 26-year-old becomes Liverpool's third signing of the summer after Naby Keita and Fabinho, and Klopp believes that he is at the "perfect" club to get the best out of his ability.

"I think the English phrase to explain the decision to sign Xherdan is a 'no-brainer'. When someone like him becomes available in this way you have to react if you are smart - and we have," Klopp told the club's official website.

"He has speed and ability, has the right amount of arrogance on the football pitch, real bravery to want the ball and influence things. To play for us these are mandatory requirements.

"We are the perfect move for him in this moment as well I think, because he needs to push himself and challenge himself and our environment encourages that.

"I know him well from his time in Switzerland and especially Germany - I have been a long-time admirer. But the added bonus now is that he knows the Premier League and what it takes to perform in this uniquely intense environment."

Shaqiri could make his competitive debut for Liverpool at home to West Ham United on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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