Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri believes he has joined the perfect club for him by signing for the Reds, saying that they will get the best out of him.
The Merseyside club signed Shaqiri for just £13.5m this summer from relegated Stoke City, one of the signings of the summer.
It is not believed that the Swiss international is a direct replacement for Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho following his move to Barcelona in January, but he will almost certainly be a hugely beneficial addition to the team – as he has already shown.
Shaqiri was Stoke’s best performer throughout the duration of his time at the club, and despite netting 8 goals in 38 appearances last season and also chipping in with a further 7 assists, he was often criticised for his lack of effort with the Potters.
But the 26-year-old has admitted he is delighted to be have joined Liverpool, who he has described as the perfect club to get the best out of him.
“The manager has brought a few players in this summer with very good quality who are going to help a lot,” Shaqiri told Liverpool’s official matchday programme.
“This team needed a little competition in various positions because that makes you better and makes you stronger.
“So I am looking forward to the season and we have started very well.
“I believe that I can play every position along the front line and the coach knows that.
“I played every position in the friendlies: I played as a nine, I played as a 10 and I’ve played as a winger.”