Xherdan Shaqiri set for Liverpool medical on Friday

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Xherdan Shaqiri is having a medical on Merseyside after cutting short his holiday to complete his move to Liverpool from Stoke, Sky Sports News understands.

Xherdan Shaqiri looks set to become a Liverpool player this weekend, with strong reports of a medical due for Friday.

Shaqiri expressed his desire to leave the Bet365 Stadium this summer following Stoke's relegation to the Championship after they finished 19th in the Premier League table last season and he's attracted interest from all across Europe.

Harry Wilson is expected to go the other way to Stoke on loan as part of the transfer deal, with the winger yet to play again for the Reds since his debut back in January 2017.

His last-minute victor against Serbia sent Switzerland through to the World Cup round of 16 before their campaign drew to a close with a defeat to Sweden.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has identified the Switzerland winger as one who can inject pinch of quality and bolster his attacking options, while the presence of a release clause in Shaqiri's contract makes a deal a financially attractive one.

Shaqiri helped Switzerland reach the round-of-16 of the World Cup, with Stoke hoping those performances in Russian Federation would spark an auction for the forward.