Liverpool are in need of reinforcements all across the pitch thanks to the ever increasing injury list. They missed out on their target Mohamed Salah, who decided to join Chelsea instead, and Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri has emerged as an alternative to the Egyptian. Here’s a look at three reasons why Liverpool should quit dallying and sign the Swiss starlet.
Creativity on the wings
Shaqiri has the ability to play on either wings. He started as a left winger for boyhood club FC Basel and has played for Bayern mainly as a right winger, and is also capable of playing through the middle just behind the central striker. He has made a name for himself with his raw pace, both on and off the ball. Despite his tender age, he has the ability to dictate the tempo of play, and his composure on the ball allows him to pick out the best options available.
He has shown maturity beyond his years in his short career, and his direct running style and a box of tricks have made him one of the most sought-after youngsters in European football. He has created 54 chances, including 5 assists, in 34 league appearances in the last one and half seasons, displaying his ability to make things happen when he’s on the ball. His passing accuracy is around the 85% mark, which is decent for a creative player.
(Stats via Squawka)