Liverpool transfer news: ‘This move was probably done three or four months ago’ – claim
After being linked with a move to Liverpool prior to the World Cup, following Switzerland’s exit from the tournament, Shaqiri’s transfer from Stoke was announced on July 13.
And on Saturday, the diminutive 26-year-old scored his first goal for the club with a stunning overhead kick against Manchester United.
Adam has been critical in recent days of Shaqiri’s performances for Stoke in their relegation battle saying the attacker “never turned up” in important moments as the Potters dropped to the Championship.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live, Adam was asked about Shaqiri and claimed his move was already finalised before last season ended.
He said: “This move was probably done three or four months ago. It was done before the World Cup.
“Good luck to the lad. He is a match winner.
“At times he was a match-winner for us. At times he was difficult to play in the same team because the manager would let him off certain things.”
When asked how Shaqiri will cope at Liverpool with their high-pressing style, Adam added: “He’ll have to.
“He’s got it in him.”