Xherdan Shaqiri is rapidly becoming one of the most adored figureheads at Anfield following another scintillating performance against Red Star Belgrade last night.
The Switzerland international has needed to be patient in waiting for an opportunity this season, but a pair of glowing performances suggest he will have a pivotal role to play under Jurgen Klopp.
With Mo Salah’s place on the right-side of Liverpool’s front three firmly cemented, Shaqiri drifted inward into a number ten role against Huddersfield and Red Star, and it’s a tactical switch which has paid dividends for the club.
Shaqiri slotted a superbly weighted through ball into the path of the onrushing Andrew Robertson yesterday to create the assist for Liverpool’s opener, and he later turned provider for Salah for the second time in less than a week.
It was a confident performance which illuminated his growing prominence at Liverpool and he took the opportunity to reminisce over an excellent European night for the club on Instagram this morning, paying tribute to the Anfield faithful in the process.
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Liverpool are renowned for generating an ethereal atmosphere on European evenings and it seems that Shaqiri has already been overwhelmed with the noise generated by the Anfield faithful.
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