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Shaqiri’s United performance has had Liverpool fans looking at where he’ll fit in

Shaqiri’s United performance has had Liverpool fans looking at where he’ll fit in

On Saturday night, Liverpool faced Manchester United in their pre-season tour and whilst the two club’s preseason’s couldn’t be going more differently, the game was still one that the fans were excited for. Liverpool smashed their Mancunian rivals 4-1 in Michigan, where Xherdan Shaqiri scored a superb goal on his Reds debut.

The beauty of Shaqiri is not only that he’s a livewire who scores great goals, but he’s also versatile. In his time at Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Stoke City he’s played both off the left and the right and through the middle of the club’s attacking midfield options. This makes him a great coup for Jurgen Klopp as he could easily fil in for any of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino or any of the club’s central midfield options.

The question that Liverpool fans have been asking is whether or not their new man can fill into a new role as a number 8 the club’s midfield. It looks likely that Klopp will elect to play a 4-3-3 system but considering the club’s options, it would come as no shock to the Merseysiders switch through other systems, with a 4-2-3-1 and a 4-4-2 also viable options for the club in the upcoming season.

You can read the Kopites’ verdict on Shaqiri in the 8 role here:

As you can see, the fans don’t know where Shaqiri will fit but they’ll be looking forward to see how Klopp uses him in the new season.

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