Shaqiri leaves Liverpool after 3 years, joins Lyon in France

AP , Tuesday 24 Aug 2021

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 2, 2021 Switzerland's midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-final football match between Switzerland and Spain at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg. - Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri has signed until 2024 with Olympique Lyonnais, the club announced on August 23, 2021, which paid six million euros for the former Liverpool player. (AFP)

Switzerland playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri ended his three-year spell at Liverpool by joining French club Lyon for a reported fee of $13 million on Monday.

Shaqiri scored eight goals in 63 appearances for Liverpool, with whom he won the Premier League and Champions League.

Shaqiri, who helped Switzerland reached the quarterfinals at Euro 2020, failed to establish himself as a regular in Jurgen Klopp's starting line-up after joining from Stoke in 2018 and was mainly used as a substitute.

He had two years left on his deal.

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