Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City.
The Switzerland international underwent a medical assessment on Friday morning and is on course to complete a £13m switch from the relegated club.
After cutting his holiday short, which he jetted off for after his country were eliminated from the World Cup, the twenty-six year old flew into Merseyside on Thursday evening.
He began the medical assessment on Friday morning and is set to be announced as a Liverpool player either on Friday evening or on Saturday ahead of the friendly against Bury.
Shaqiri is set to become the third new signing of the Summer by manager Jurgen Klopp following the arrivals of midfield duo Naby Keita and Fabinho from RB Leipzig and AS Monaco respectively.
It is widely expected that he will wear the 23 shirt vacated by Emre Can when he left the club to sign for Juventus following the expiration of his contract last month.
It is not yet known whether Liverpool are sending winger Sheyi Ojo on loan to the Championship side as part of the deal, but several media outlets are claiming it is likely to happen.