The 29-year-old has been an outcast in Jurgen Klopp’s eyes for some time and is yet to start a Premier League game for the reigning champions this season (Whoscored).
However, Shaqiri’s introduction proved to be a genius move by Klopp after his eye-of-a-needle pass sent Diogo Jota through on goal to score the winner and send Liverpool to the top of the Premier League.
This could prove to be an eye-opener to the manager, who should now feel that Shaqiri could be in contention for places going forward, especially after scoring a superb free-kick against Lincoln City earlier in the season and being involved in the build-up to a goal against Sheffield United last weekend.
Will Shaqiri start more than 15 Premier League games this season?
With all this in mind, supporters were delighted with the Switzerland international’s contribution and made their feelings clear about his performance on social media.
Shaqiri is the talk of the city
— LFC YNWA (@kels_013) November 1, 2020
Shaqiri’s recent form cannot be ignored, he’s unreal 🤩 #LFC
— SM💫 (@SauceLikeTaki) October 31, 2020
— Arryy V (@ArryyV) October 31, 2020
— CHAMPIONS (@ModiHumayun) October 31, 2020
Sorry but Klopp has to open his eyes and has to start treating Shaqiri well. He can’t be so ruthless with him. Shaqiri is a game changer and this is what he can do game after game. Unlocking those defensive teams. #LFC
— Aditya. (@MoManeMino) October 31, 2020
— JFT96 CHAMPIONS19 (@bisto0307) October 31, 2020
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