Xherdan Shaqiri


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Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri bolstered Liverpool’s attacking options after arriving from Stoke City in the summer of 2018.

He made quite the first impression when, during his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt, he scored a spectacular bicycle kick against Manchester United in a pre-season friendly in Michigan.

After three brief substitute appearances in competitive matches, Shaqiri made his full Reds debut at home to Southampton in the Premier League on September 22, 2019.

The No.23 had a helping hand in two of the goals in the 3-0 victory before being withdrawn at half-time for tactical reasons.

He would score his first goal for the club a month later against Cardiff City at Anfield as part of a 4-1 win.

A more-than-capable starter and extremely useful option off the bench, Shaqiri’s finest moment in a Liverpool shirt to date arrived when Man United visited Anfield for a Premier League encounter in December 2018.

With the scoreline locked at 1-1, Shaqiri was introduced in the 70th minute. It took him just three minutes to make an impact, firing beyond David de Gea, before scoring again nine minutes from time.

Having started the dramatic second-leg semi-final comeback against Barcelona, the former Bayern Munich man would end his first season with Liverpool in possession of a Champions League winner’s medal after victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.

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