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Xherdan Shaqiri (LW/RW) Stoke

What will Shaqiri be leaning on?

  • Disillusioned looking Harry Wilson

    Votes: 10 12.5%
  • Mavis has been pledging the contract table, so that.

    Votes: 4 5.0%
  • Collective ‘Meh’.

    Votes: 5 6.3%
  • HIYH’s excited stiffy.

    Votes: 7 8.8%
  • Melwood railings, not the high ones.

    Votes: 5 6.3%
  • There will be no lean - the lad is basically a Weebil.

    Votes: 11 13.8%
  • Klopp’s ankle.

    Votes: 7 8.8%
  • All the promo from the Fekir deal, hastily repurposed.

    Votes: 5 6.3%
  • Gigantic (or not?) bottle of slim fast.

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • Tearful Neil Atkinson.

    Votes: 2 2.5%
  • A treadmill, vomiting.

    Votes: 7 8.8%
  • Emre’s leftover hair gel.

    Votes: 15 18.8%

  • Total voters
    80
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OLDIE

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May possibly be reading a bit too much into one training session there mate.

Tbh i wouldnt be surprised if Shaqiri is our last attacking signing. Klopp and co have shown they wont waver on targets so if they have moved on from Fekir then we may not see the alternative till the winter or even next summer window.

Personally i would prefer we threw the kitchen sink at a GK now even if it means no more attacking players.

Fekir and a GK like Alisson or Oblak would be dreamland.
I don't think we'll get a top class keeper. We may sign a keeper if Mignolet moves on. Karious may be moved out too leaving Ward as number 1 we may go for Pope to compete with Ward

The saved money might be used to bring in another attacking player. Shaqiri won't be the answer on his own.
 


LuisSuarez

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Well, at least we know he CAN perform on a cold rainy Monday night at the Brittania. It’s too bad Stoke got regulated.

God I can’t wait until the forums lose their shit when he does one of those bicycle kicks...who cares if it comes in the FA Cup against Fulham.
 

StevenAlonso

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Atlast we have signed the "Cleaver Boss" of Withcher 3..This guy is quite powerful, quick, dead ball specialist and has a powerful shot in him..He would be an instant hit under Klopp just like Ox at 1/3rd the price..
 



lfc.8

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Underwhelming. We should be aiming higher here. Not sure he's a viable alternative for Mane and or Salah when they're out. Not much of a goalscorer either.

Perhaps though I won't look too closely on this deal alone but more the wider context on the window as a whole. If we sign Fekir or someone equally as good plus a top centre back and or goalkeeper, then that might be ok.
 



RedSeven

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Underwhelming. We should be aiming higher here. Not sure he's a viable alternative for Mane and or Salah when they're out. Not much of a goalscorer either.

Perhaps though I won't look too closely on this deal alone but more the wider context on the window as a whole. If we sign Fekir or someone equally as good plus a top centre back and or goalkeeper, then that might be ok.

He had 8 goals and 7 assists in the league playing for a shite side who created next to nothing for him.Mane scored 10 and created 7 playing for the most attacking team in the league.Given the opportunity i think he'll do very well for us.
I don't think his signing will have any bearing on weather or not we sign Fekir and/or a new keeper,it's just a good bit of business for a good player.
 

Dark Metal

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Happy about this, was really gutted he chose Stoke back in the day as I wanted him to sign for us.

Will be excellent cover and someone off the bench with creativity. If he buys into the Klopp attitude of working for the team it should be an awesome signing.
 

Pins88

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If he can get 10 goals this season then that would be a great help especially if we are going to put on a serious title challenge this season.
 



afrikana

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He had 8 goals and 7 assists in the league playing for a shite side who created next to nothing for him.Mane scored 10 and created 7 playing for the most attacking team in the league.Given the opportunity i think he'll do very well for us.
Stats may look similar but how the opposition set up when playing against Stoke would be different; Mane doesn't enjoy as much space.

Underwhelmed but looks to be happening; wouldn't be that bothered if we are still looking for a top quality attacker.
 

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At the price it's an absolute no-brainer. I just hope he comes with the right attitude and the determination to become a regular starter rather than be happy to sit on the bench , picking up a big wage and making the occasional cameo appearance. Come on Shaq lad , the world is your lobster now.
 

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Mind Boggling!!!

A few years ago people were gutted we didn't buy him to play in our starting 11, now people are upset we are signing him to sit on our bench. Just goes to show how far we have come.

It a decent signing in my opinion, fixes a problem we have had all last season, cover for the front 3, and impact off the bench. The players we were bringing on were not having any impact, this guy certainly will.

I understand the argument about giving the kids a chance but if they are good enough they will make it anyway, I want quality through the squad and at this price he is a steal.

Fekir next and then a late window bid for a keeper I reckon.
 

mattyhurst

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Stats may look similar but how the opposition set up when playing against Stoke would be different; Mane doesn't enjoy as much space.

Underwhelmed but looks to be happening; wouldn't be that bothered if we are still looking for a top quality attacker.
Yeah but the way Stoke set up is also different, the aim of Liverpool is to play teams off the park, the aim of Stoke is to nick a goal.
 



Zinedine Biscan

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jabu

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fatty is here, fatty is here!!
i think he will do well here.
 

Livvy

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Well I guess he already knows Kornmayer and Mona Nemmer from his time at Bayern and our style of play is no secret as well.

He will surely need some time to adept as we've already seen with Ox and Robbo before but tbh I'm quite curious how this turns out.
 



RedSeven

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Stats may look similar but how the opposition set up when playing against Stoke would be different; Mane doesn't enjoy as much space.

Underwhelmed but looks to be happening; wouldn't be that bothered if we are still looking for a top quality attacker.
The speed of our attack creates space for mane and the lads to score/assist whereas stoke are generally slow and lumbering when not just lumping it forward which can make things a lot more difficult for a good player to shine.He may look better than team mates,but when they're all shit................
 

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The speed of our attack creates space for mane and the lads to score/assist whereas stoke are generally slow and lumbering when not just lumping it forward which can make things a lot more difficult for a good player to shine.He may look better than team mates,but when they're all shit................
Bit harsh. He's the stand out player for Switzerland who are ranked 6th in the world. I'm not sure he's slow or lumbering. Took me a while to get my head round this one as well-but at the price quoted it represents good value for money and minimal downside (but potentially some upside if he comes in and performs well).
 

RedSeven

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Bit harsh. He's the stand out player for Switzerland who are ranked 6th in the world. I'm not sure he's slow or lumbering. Took me a while to get my head round this one as well-but at the price quoted it represents good value for money and minimal downside (but potentially some upside if he comes in and performs well).
I'm not saying Shaqiri is,i'm saying the stoke attack is.I think he'll be excellent for us.
 



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