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Plenty of Liverpool fans were in awe of Xherdan Shaqiri’s performance last night

Plenty of Liverpool fans were in awe of Xherdan Shaqiri’s performance last night

Xherdan Shaqiri has been forced to bide his time since swapping Stoke City for Liverpool in the summer transfer window, but he is beginning to thrive in the first-team.

Liverpool’s decision to sign Shaqiri raised a few eyebrows and he was tipped to flop by a handful of sceptics but, despite a slow start to life at Anfield, he is rapidly becoming a firm fan-favourite.

Shaqiri showed his class in the number ten role against Huddersfield on Saturday by slotting a delicious through ball into the path of Mo Salah who provided the decisive finish, and he was in creative mood once again against Red Star Belgrade.

With the score tied at 0-0, Shaqiri collected the ball and threaded a delightful through ball into the path of the overlapping Andrew Robertson who in turn provided the assist for Roberto Firmino to fire Liverpool into the lead.

That moment set the tone for the evening as Liverpool secured a convincing 4-0 victory and moved into top spot in Group C after Napoli were pegged back by a last gasp equaliser from Angel Di Maria in France.

Red Star may have not have provided the biggest challenge Shaqiri will face this season but that should not detract from the brilliance of his performance.

And the supporters were certainly well within their rights to lavish praise on a player who is growing in prominence with every passing fixture.

Here’s what the Liverpool fans had to say about Shaqiri last night…

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