Medical scheduled: Liverpool agree deal for pacey attacking midfielder

Liverpool have triggered the release clause of Swiss and Stoke City attacker Xherdan Shaqiri, and the player is due to have medicals with the Reds ahead of the proposed move, per reports.

Shaqiri lighted up the World Cup with a series of barnstorming displays and Liverpool suddenly became interested in his services.

The Reds have been on the lookout for a winger that could play second fiddle to Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and for them, Shaqiri is the perfect man for the job.

He joined Stoke City from Seria A side Inter Milan in the summer of 2015 and his best season for Stoke was last season, when he scored eight goals in the league,.

The 26-year-old winger currently has a £13.5million release clause in his contract and the Merseyside club have triggered the same to land him. He is due to have medical with the Reds and even expected to go on their pre-season tour of America, per the Mirror.

Klopp has significantly bolstered his squad this summer but he knows to go better than last season, he must have a strong bench.

Shaqiri is vastly experienced and he’s fondly remembered for being part of the Bayern Munich squad that thumped the then Jurgen Klopp Borussia Dortmund to the Champions league title in 2013.