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Sport Jurgen Klopp insists Xherdan Shaqiri still has a future at Liverpool

15:45  25 september  2020
15:45  25 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Jugen Klopp hailed Xherdan Shaqiri's quality in a deeper role for Liverpool in their 7-2 rout of Lincoln City - hinting it might be a lifeline for his career at Anfield.

The Switzerland international, making his first start since the Club World Cup last December, played further back than usual in the Carabao Cup clash and opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a stunning free-kick.

Shaqiri has managed just 42 appearances in all competitions for the club, with injuries and a loss of form dropping him down the pecking order.

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a group of baseball players playing a football game: Goalkeeper Alex Palmer can only watch on as Xherdan Shaqiri makes it 1-0 in the ninth minute © Provided by Daily Mail Goalkeeper Alex Palmer can only watch on as Xherdan Shaqiri makes it 1-0 in the ninth minute a group of football players on a field: Klopp congratulates Shaqiri after he was substituted for Naby Keita in the 75th minute © Provided by Daily Mail Klopp congratulates Shaqiri after he was substituted for Naby Keita in the 75th minute

SHAQIRI'S CAREER STATS

Apps  Goals

2009-12: Basel                     130    23

2012-15: Bayern Munich    81      17

2015: Inter Milan                  20      3

2015-18: Stoke City             92      15

2018-: Liverpool                   42      8

The addition of Thiago to Liverpool's midfield resources means Shaqiri will find playing time even more difficult to come by. Shaqiri is among those linked with an exit in the transfer window but Klopp suggested the performance could offer him a lifeline.

'First of all it was a super game; a super game in a quite, I'm not sure, unfamiliar position. He did it really, really well,' Klopp said.

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'There is no doubt about Shaq's quality, there was never any doubt and in the moment everything looks really, really good, it looks promising and we will see.'

Klopp also spoke highly of youngster Curtis Jones, who scored twice in the rout of the League One side.

'First half really good, start of the second half really good,' was Klopp's assessment.

'There is still space for improvement but everyone knows my opinion of Curtis Jones, he is an exceptional talent and we will have some fun with him I am pretty sure in the future.

'Both goals were difficult, the second one the first touch was absolutely exceptional between two opponents and then he opens up and sees the opportunity and finishes it off.'

Xherdan Shaqiri holding a football ball: Shaqiri will hope for more game time this season after he thrived in a new, deeper role © Provided by Daily Mail Shaqiri will hope for more game time this season after he thrived in a new, deeper role a man wearing a uniform: 'There is no doubt about Shaq's quality': Klopp was impressed with what he saw on Thursday © Provided by Daily Mail 'There is no doubt about Shaq's quality': Klopp was impressed with what he saw on Thursday Read more

Mikel Arteta heaps praise on Liverpool new boy Thiago Alcantara .
The Reds purchased Thiago from Bayern Munich for a deal worth £25million earlier this month and made his debut in Liverpool's 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Arteta was speaking at his pre-match press conference as his side face two trips to Anfield with the first coming in the Premier League on Monday night.

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