Player profile

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri

Birthdate: 10 October 1991
Birthplace: Gjilan, Yugoslavia
Nationality: Switzerland
Other clubs: Basel (2007-12), 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: 74/21
Liverpool debut: 12.08.2018
Last appearance: 11.11.2018
Debut goal: 27.10.2018
Last goal: 11.11.2018
Contract expiry: 01.07.2023
Win ratio: 72.73% W:8 D:2 L:1
Games/goals ratio: 5.5
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 6 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 8 / 2
Total LFC games/goals: 11 / 2

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. 

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 8 0 1 2 0 11
2018-2019 8 0 1 2 0 11

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Chelsea
1 West Ham United
1 Leicester City
1 Arsenal
1 Fulham
1 Red Star Belgrade
1 Paris St Germain
1 Cardiff City
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Southampton
Total Started/substitutions
5 Started
5 On the bench
6 Substitute
3 Substituted
Total Competition
8 Premier League
2 Champions League
1 League Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 2 0 0 0 0 2
2018-2019 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Cardiff City
1 Fulham
Total Started/substitutions
1 Started
1 Substitute
Total Competition
2 Premier League
Total Goal minute period
1 46-60 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
2 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