‘Arrogant’ Shaqiri lavished with praise by teammate

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Gini Wijnaldum has heaped praise on Xherdan Shaqiri, saying his “arrogance” was exactly what the Reds needed to overcome Cardiff City on Saturday.

Via the Evening Standard, Wijnaldum said: “He helped to give us a little bit more arrogance.

“He helped us to calm down the game again because they were pressing; they had a feeling that they could score the second goal and he took that away.

“I think that they had the feeling they could score one more, so we had more spaces.”

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Shaqiri has shown so much more quality than most people thought he had since signing from Stoke City and he was able to exploit those spaces, netting his first Reds goal. We’re sure it will prove to be the first of many in a red shirt.

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