Xherdan Shaqiri ready to take chance at Liverpool

Shaqiri’s role at Liverpool

Xherdan Shaqiri joined Liverpool earlier this summer for a fee of around £12 million.

Before joining Liverpool Shaqiri enjoyed an illustrious career around Europe.

The Swiss international played 81 games for Bayern Munich, in which he scored 17 and assisted 19.

Shaqiri also played 20 games for Inter Milan, during which he would score three and assist two.

The 26-year-old also played 92 games for his previous club, Stoke City, in which he scored 15 and assisted 15.

However, since joining Liverpool, Shaqiri has yet to start a league game for the Reds.

Shaqiri came off the bench for eight minutes in Liverpool’s season opener vs West Ham.

But the winger was an unused sub in Liverpool’s last two league games vs Crystal Palace and Brighton.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool battles with Alejandro Berenguer of Torino during the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Torino at Anfield on August 7, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

‘I believe that I can play every position along the front line’

Despite this, Shaqiri believes he is ready to shine at Liverpool, once he is given the chance to do so.

Speaking to Saturday’s Liverpool matchday programme, Shaqiri stated,

“The manager has brought a few players in this summer with very good quality who are going to help a lot.

“This team needed a little competition in various positions because that makes you better and makes you stronger so I am looking forward to the season and we have started very well.

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“I believe that I can play every position along the front line and the coach knows that.

“I played every position in the friendlies: I played as a nine, I played as a 10 and I’ve played as a winger, although with the coach you don’t really have wingers as you change positions every time with one player going inside and another player going out.

“That’s really good and I like the football the way the coach plays. It is perfect football for me too.”

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