Xherdan Shaqiri is set for a big season this year after settling into life on Merseyside – that’s the belief of the Reds this summer.
According to James Pearce, Jurgen Klopp is so confident that the Swiss international will do well over the next few months, that he opted against signing more attacking reinforcements in this transfer window.
Signing more forward line options would have meant putting Shaqiri on the pitch less frequently, which Klopp did not want to happen.
Writing for @TheAthletic – @JamesPearceLFC talks about the challenges Shaqiri had to go through to adapt to Klopp’s style of play, and says he’s in a better place now and ready to play a big part in this season.
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With Harry Wilson having moved on loan to Bournemouth yesterday, it will be massively important for Shaqiri to stay fit. With Sadio Mane only back in training for a couple of days, the number 23 is expected to start at Anfield in the Premier League opener on Friday night.
With so many games to come, he’s going to get a lot of time on the pitch, and Shaqiri should be able to get into a decent rhythm.