Liverpool have confirmed their third signing of the season, with Xherdan Shaqiri joining the Reds. The club confirmed that the 26-year-old would be signing a long-term deal with us and the player too was happy at becoming a Liverpool player.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 13, 2018
Shaqiri had been linked with us for a while now and the Swiss star certainly will give us a bit of an edge in our attack.
The 26-year-old was the star for Stoke City last season but could not save them from relegation, however, that did help us as his release clause allowed us to sign him up for a reported £13m.
Shaqiri could turn out to be the bargain of the season and here are some of the best reactions from Twitter.
Those are calves
— JonnyGonzalezz (@JqnnyGonzalezz) July 13, 2018
Best Swiss player in the league. pic.twitter.com/9HMlgBJ4R8
— CF (@ClinicalFirmino) July 13, 2018
dream with dybala, wake up with shaqiri
— Яenato Moitinho (@Renatomoitinho) July 13, 2018
Man like Big Shaq. Never hot.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) July 13, 2018
The man who could do it on a cold night at stoke
— ReliableRobertson26 (@ReliableRobo26) July 13, 2018
— Elmo (@WhenImElmo) July 13, 2018
BIG SHAQ! pic.twitter.com/2ZocS6gR6V
— 👑XS 23👑 (@AnfieldAn) July 13, 2018
Liverpool taking the Prem this season, watch it happen!
— Emin Causevic (@Emin_Causevic) July 13, 2018
— Jacob (@JTL_29) July 13, 2018
BIG SHAQIRI YEAHAHWVQVQQHQVVWQHWBWVAVSVABSB
— Sam (@VintageSalah) July 13, 2018
5 year contract, agreed to play “Whenever,Wherever” klopp needs him to play and that’s “the deal my dear”
— Saaharjit Singh (@Saaharjit) July 13, 2018
— Maryandedbee (@maryandedbee) July 13, 2018
WELCOME TO LIVERPOOL YOU TANK 🔴
— Simran 🌸✨ (@_ItsSimran) July 13, 2018
not gonna lie great signing at a great price
— Liam Downie (@LiamDownie4) July 13, 2018
World-class Liverpool target set to move away from La Liga club in the summer
Latest Liverpool transfer news: James Rodriguez could be on his way to the Premier League
The 27-year-old joined the Bavarians on a two-year loan deal in 2017 from Real Madrid, and the report claims that the Colombian has struggled to settle at the Bundesliga club.
Rodriguez has put up some great performances for the Bavarians this season and scored 7 goals in the Bundesliga.
The report adds that the 27-year-old will meet with agent Jorge Mendes and discuss his future move, and he isn’t interested in staying at Real Madrid too. Zinedine Zidane is back at the club, and he doesn’t see Rodriguez in his plans, according to the report.
Liverpool interested in Rodriguez
Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, and the report claims that Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Rodriguez.
Liverpool already have a fantastic first-team under Jurgen Klopp but could do with another attacking midfielder in the side.
Rodriguez’s time at Bayern has been average, to say the least, and there is no surety if he will fit into the scheme of things at Anfield.
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The Reds play a high-energy game under Klopp and it will be interesting to see who we sign once the season is complete.
Boost for the Reds as Klopp provides positive news over two Liverpool stars returning to fitness
Latest Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp provides a positive update on two Liverpool players
Jurgen Klopp provided some positive news regarding Roberto Firmino’s return to the first-team.
The Brazilian missed our last three games and is working to regain fitness ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham.
The forward is at our training camp at Marbella, and Klopp claimed that the Brazilian still needs to be looked after (h/t LiverpoolFC.com):
“Bobby looks really good [and] he is now part of training. It was not too long out, but of course we are still careful and want to make sure nothing happens.”
The manager added that Firmino had played in some of the smaller games with the rest of the players and it was “the first step to play football.”
“Today he was in around about 70 per cent of the session. Tomorrow he will probably be in completely, we will see, then hopefully it will be fine.”
More good news for Liverpool
Firmino returning to fitness for the final would be a huge boost to our attack.
The Brazilian has a great relationship with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and the trio could cause Tottenham all sorts of problems.
Klopp also spoke about another injured player as Naby Keita is making a return from an abductor injury sustained against Barcelona at the Nou Camp:
“Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final.”
The German added that the player is running and doing some work, and spoke about Keita possibly playing in the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer.
“For me, it would be good if Naby would be 100 per cent fit and could play the Africa Cup of Nations, to be 100 per cent honest.”
However, Klopp confirmed that Keita would not be playing in the tournament if he wasn’t completely fit, and claimed that the medical staff would work to get the Guinea midfielder back to his best.
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Liverpool have just over a week before the final and hopefully, we have Firmino ready to go against Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Promising Liverpool starlet to sign new deal and join Scottish giants on loan
Liverpool FC transfer news: Sheyi Ojo close to joining Steven Gerrard at Rangers
The English youngster was on loan at Reims last season but only made three starts for the Ligue 1 side. Ojo did play 18 games in all competitions for the French side, but most of them came off the bench.
The report claims that Ojo will be joining Rangers after signing a new deal with the Reds. Gers manager Steven Gerrard used his connections to sign a couple of players from Liverpool last season.
Ryan Kent was a success at the club, and the report claims that Gerrard is looking to keep the Englishman for another season.
However, Kent is expected to move to another club, and the report claims that Ojo would be his replacement for the Scottish giants.
Ojo needs to play regular football
The report claims that Ojo is highly rated at Anfield, and it should not come as a surprise if he is loaned out for another season.
The English winger will find it difficult to get regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp next season. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could do with some competition, however, Ojo hasn’t proven his ability in a top league yet.
It will be interesting to track his development next season and see if he performs better than Kent at Rangers.
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The Reds are blessed with young attacking talent at the moment, with Harry Wilson also shining at Derby County this season.