This summer has been a huge one for Liverpool. The fans have been treated to four new faces and some fans are convinced that they could be getting one more through the door, however, for now, it’s just four and the fans can’t wait to see all of them in action. One of the new signings, though, Xherdan Shaqiri, has piqued the interest of a lot of Kopites.
Got this lovely feeling that Shaqiri is going to explode at Liverpool the way Mane did. Remember when we bought Sadio? Talented, yes – but 'not a team player, inconsistent, lazy' they said. Exactly what's been said about Shaq. You watch him under Klopp, lads.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 6, 2018
During his Stoke days, Shaqiri was accused of being lazy, inconsistent and happy to let games flash by him without putting in the effort. However, Liverpool fans are arguing that the same was said of Sadio Mane before he became a Jurgen Klopp player and the supporters will be expecting similar things of Shaqiri now he’s been given the opportunity to turn out at Anfield for the German gaffer.
Of the four new men at Anfield, you would have thought that Naby Keita, Alisson Becker or Fabinho would be the ones that the fans can’t wait to see, given the money taken to bring them in and the reputation that they’ve come to Merseyside with. That’s not been the case, though, as the 26-year-old Swiss winger from Stoke has been the source of so much excitement amongst the fans leading up to their opener against West Ham on Sunday.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on Shaqiri here:
shaqiri has shown a much higher quality than mane did before he joined us as well tbh, but i dont see him getting much game time outside of injuries and subs
— Callum (@Comrade_Callum) 6 August 2018
Agreed. He was fighting 100% for every ball against Napoli. Gonna be a big hit for us, as will Alisson, Keita and Fabinho!
— Gerry Mac (@gmac72_LFC) August 6, 2018
Shaq will be the bargain of the season
We knew he was quality when he signed for us
But Klopp will make him world class
— Ken Nye (@k1nye) August 6, 2018
Shaqiri is a beast and in the best form of his career he will be a legend at LFC
— SugZ (@sugz1) August 7, 2018
Jurgen works wonders
— Rita Finlay (@RitaFinlay1) 6 August 2018
Here's hoping! Got the skill but LFC is not going to play for him, he has to play for LFC or he will be another bench warmer
— (@Ericconstance2) August 6, 2018
As you can see, the fans are delighted that they’ve got Shaqiri on their books and will be keen to show that he can cut it for a top Premier League side.