Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted that he has moved to Liverpool in order to win more trophies.
That clause had become active due to Stoke City’s relegation from the Premier League last season, and he now he becomes the third new arrival to join Jurgen Klopp’s squad this summer, following the recent arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho.
Shaqiri, who has been starring for Switzerland at his summer’s World Cup, has cut his end of season holiday short to complete the move to Anfield, and he has admitted that his move is driven by the potential to add more silverware to his collection:
“As a player you always want to be on the biggest stage in football,” he told Liverpool’s official tv channel.
“A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here.
“I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”
Shaqiri has already won plenty of honours during his career, winning three league title and two cups at Basel, before adding two Bundesliga and two DFB Pokal’s during his time at Bayern Munich, although the Swiss star reiterated that he still wants more:
“I want to win titles – that’s my ambition,” he added
“I already know how to win from Bayern Munich, we won the treble and it was an amazing feeling.
“I’m confident we can win a lot of titles. The fans deserve to win titles. Hopefully we have a good season and try to be hungry to win titles.”
He had already been linked with a move to Manchester United, although a move never materialised.