After Alisson Becker impressed on his first day with a wonder save, it was the turn of fellow summer recruit Xherdan Shaqiri to send Reds fans into raptures with a cheeky finish in training at Liverpool’s camp in Evian, France.
During a drill in which two attackers and a wide player go for the goal, Mohamed Salah supplies a rather simple cross with his right foot but as the keeper closes down the angle, Shaqiri goes ahead and does something special:
They keep on coming… 😉🔥
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 2, 2018
Early days, but it looks like the £13 million Liverpool paid to Stoke for the Swiss winger was a real bargain.
There was a clause in his contract that stated should the Potters get relegated, his release clause would plummet and after they went down last season, a move to top-tier was a mere formality.
Jurgen Klopp, sensing his side needed some reinforcements up top, gave the green light to sign the stocky winger and since then, he’s hit all the right notes.
Shaqiri scored a sensational bicycle kick in the 4-1 romp against Manchester United on the weekend and it looks like he’s seriously going to push Sadio Mane and Salah for a starting spot in the 2018/19 season.
Fans can next see the former Inter Milan and Bayern Munich winger in action when the Reds play Napoli on Saturday (2230 IST).
Klopp’s men then play Torino in their final pre-season tie of the summer on Tuesday night.
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Liverpool open their Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United on August 12.
So far, Liverpool have made four transfers in the summer window, but are said to be in the market for another player, reportedly a defender.