Xherdan Shaqiri on the brink of joining Liverpool

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Xherdan Shaqiri close to joining Liverpool
Xherdan Shaqiri close to joining Liverpool.

According to several sources, including the Daily Mail, Bayern Munich and Swiss international winger, Xherdan Shaqiri, is in negotiations to join Brendan Rodgers Liverpool revolution.

Shaqiri scored a superb hat-trick in their 3-0 win over Honduras to send the Swiss through to the last 16 after finishing second in group E to the French, and it appears Brendan Rodgers has stepped up his efforts to land the 22-year old.

Agent in Liverpool

Reports are suggesting that Shaqiri's brother, who acts as his agent, is currently in Liverpool to discuss an apparent £20 million official approach by the club.

- Liverpool fans will be hoping this is true
- Suarez out
- Another talent on his way
- Pedro also in talks

The Liverpool board are said to be getting frustrated with the negotiations for Southampton's Adam Lallana, however the have also realised that the Bayern Munich attacker is not only a far better option, but much better value.

Rodgers has been busy

Brendan Rodgers has decided to do business as early as possible this summer and has already landed Emre Can, Rickie Lambert and is apparently close to signing Belgium's 19-year old striker,  Divock Origi.

Sanchez is also set to join Liverpool

Further suggestions by Liverpool legend Phil Thompson, surround the apparent deal that has already been done for Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez.

Thompson told Newstalk yesterday: "Even just yesterday I had things from people, newspaper guys with their ear very close to the ground at Liverpool, saying that the Sanchez deal is actually done."

If his comments turn out to be accurate, one would assume the club is paving the way for the departure of their troubled star Luis Suarez, which Thompson seemed to think was the case.

"Will it now be an angle for them to ease Luis Suarez out of Liverpool?, it looks that way."

It is also a signing that will delight the Kop faithful. Sanchez is a high quality player that has been courted by a host of top clubs including rivals Manchester United, Arsenal and Serie A champions Juventus.

The Chilean is a flair player with plenty of attacking ability and he will without question be able to deal with the physical side of English football. I expect if Sanchez finds himself at Anfield next season he will be a Premiership hit.

Shaqiri will be a Premiership hit

If Liverpool can add Shaqiri to the list of new recruits, they have another player with plenty of attacking ability that will stand-up to the rigours of the Premiership.

The 22-year old will also bring Brendan Rodgers' team plenty of much needed European experience after lifting the champions League with Bayern Munich in 2012/13, and he also knows how to win on a domestic level after winning the last two Bundesliga titles with the Bavarian giants.

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