Liverpool FC warned 26-year-old isn’t as good as Philippe Coutinho

Stewart Robson believes Xherdan Shaqiri would be a good addition to a Liverpool FC team, according to a report

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Xherdan Shaqiri isn’t as good as Philippe Coutinho but the Stoke City star would still be a good addition to the Liverpool FC squad, according to Stewart Robson.

The Switzerland international has been linked with a potential move to the Merseyside outfit over the past few weeks.

Shaqiri scored eight goals in 36 games in the Premier League last term but the Swiss star couldn’t prevent the Potters from suffering relegation.

Stoke signed the 26-year-old in a £12m deal from Serie A side Inter Milan in 2015 and the Potters are thought to be eager to recoup that fee.

Liverpool FC have been left frustrated in their pursuit of Nabil Fekir after the France international’s medical shed light on some issues.

Former Arsenal striker Robson admitted that Shaqiri would be a good squad player to add to Jurgen Klopp’s outfit ahead of the new Premier League season.

“Coutinho went [in January]. They haven’t replaced him with a similar player. That’s what Shaqiri would do. He isn’t as good as Coutinho. It would be a good signing as a squad player,” Robson told ESPN FC.

Liverpool FC have already signed Brazil international Fabinho in a £40m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the summer transfer window.

The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.

Liverpool FC lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champion League last month.

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