Liverpool journalist Joe Rimmer has been sharing his thoughts on Reds winger Xherdan Shaqiri.
This comes after Rimmer recently made an appearance on the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside club.
On the subject of Shaqiri, Rimmer had this to say on the winger.
He said: “I like him. I think the one thing that Shaqiri does is he’s always involved, he always creates something, you know, whether it’s a goal, whether it’s a chance, he just seems to make things happen.
“Alright, he probably doesn’t run as hard as some of the other players, he probably can’t run as hard as some of the other players, I don’t think he’s he’s built that way – but he’s just one of those players that makes things happen and I’ve got a sneaky suspicion he could be quite heavily involved at the weekend.”
Liverpool signed Shaqiri back in the 2018 summer transfer window from Championship side Stoke City for a fee of £13.23 million.
Since then, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £14.4 million, has gone on to make 49 appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he has managed to score eight goals and provide eight assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Joe Rimmer’s comments on Shaqiri…
Given how Shaqiri managed to provide two assists for Jurgen Klopp’s side after coming on as a substitute in their recent 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in the FA Cup, it’s understandable why Rimmer thinks Shaqiri will have a part to play in Liverpool’s upcoming Premier League clash against Manchester United at the weekend.
With Liverpool now three points behind United in the league table, Klopp will want to make sure his side close the gap on the Manchester club and so, therefore, he will presumably pick the team that he thinks is best suited to be able to win the game.
Would you like to see Shaqiri start against United?
It will be intriguing to see whether or not Shaqiri starts the game against United or if he makes another substitutes appearance as he did against Villa.