Players - Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri
Birthdate: 10 October 1991
Birthplace: Gjilan, Yugoslavia
Nationality: Switzerland
Other clubs: Basel U21 (2007-09), Basel (2009-12), Bayern Munich (2012-15), Inter MIlan (2015), Stoke City (2015-18)
Bought from: Stoke City
Signed for LFC: £13.75m, 13.07.2018
International debut: 07.09.2010 vs. England
International caps: 80/22 (6/1 at LFC) - 18.11.2018
Liverpool debut: 12.08.2018
Last appearance: 07.05.2019
Debut goal: 27.10.2018
Last goal: 26.12.2018
Contract expiry: 01.07.2023
Win ratio: 70% W:21 D:5 L:4
Games/goals ratio: 5
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 6 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 24 / 6
Total LFC games/goals: 30 / 6

Player Profile

A Kosovan by birth, Xherdan Shaqiri's parents emigrated to Switzerland before his first birthday.

Shaqiri rose through FC Basel's youth ranks and signed a five year professional deal aged seventeen. After three seasons he joined Bayern Munich, winning the Treble in his first season (although he did not feature in the Champions League final against Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund at Wembley).

Liverpool showed an interest in signing Shaqiri in 2014 but Bayern refused to sanction a deal. In January 2015 he moved to inter Milan but had a frustrating time  at the San Siro, scoring just once in fifteen games. Stoke City signed him for £12 million in the summer and he spent three years there, showing signs of individual brilliance but being accused by fans at times of not being up for a battle. 

When Stoke were relegated at the end of 2017-18, Liverpool activated a £13 million release clause to add some in depth quality to the squad. After some impressive cameo appearances from the bench, Shaqiri started his first game on 22nd September against Southampton, having a hand in all three first half goals. On 16th December he came off the bench to score twice as the Reds beat Manchester United 3-1.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 24 1 1 4 0 30
2018-2019 24 1 1 4 0 30
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
3 Chelsea
2 West Ham United
2 Huddersfield Town
2 Manchester United
2 Arsenal
2 Leicester City
2 Newcastle United
2 Paris St Germain
1 Burnley
1 Fulham
1 Watford
1 Bournemouth
1 Crystal Palace
1 Red Star Belgrade
1 Barcelona
1 Southampton
1 Cardiff City
1 Brighton & Hove Albion
1 Everton
1 Wolves
1 Manchester City
Total Started/substitutions
15 Started
20 On the bench
15 Substitute
9 Substituted
Total Competition
24 Premier League
4 Champions League
1 FA Cup
1 League Cup
Goals per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 6 0 0 0 0 6
2018-2019 6 0 0 0 0 6
A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring
Total Started/substitutions
3 Started
3 Substitute
Total Competition
6 Premier League
Total Goal minute period
1 61-75 minutes
4 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
6 Open play
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 12.08.2018 West Ham United Anfield League
Milestone Goals
# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 85 27.10.2018 Cardiff City Anfield League
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Basel U21 2007-2008 Switzerland 3 2 0 2 0
Basel U21 2008-2009 Switzerland 3 17 8 17 8
Basel 2009-2010 Switzerland 1 34 4 49 7
Basel 2010-2011 Switzerland 1 29 5 42 7
Basel 2011-2012 Switzerland 1 31 9 41 9
Bayern Munich 2012-2013 Germany 1 32 4 45 8
Bayern Munich 2013-2014 Germany 1 17 6 27 7
Bayern Munich 2014-2015 Germany 1 9 1 15 2
Inter Milan 2014-2015 Italy 1 15 1 20 3
Stoke City 2015-2016 Premier League 27 3 32 3
Stoke City 2016-2017 Premier League 21 4 22 4
Stoke City 2017-2018 Premier League 37 8 39 8
Total 271 53 351 66