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Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool have been linked with a slew of attackers ever since we lost the Champions League final. Nabil Fekir seemed to be on his way to the Reds but that deal fell through due to a medical issue.

Following the failure of that deal, we have been linked with a move for Xherdan Shaqiri, who would be an amazing option.

However, there still seems to be one problem with most of these transfers. We have to wait for the World Cup to end for any new signings, or at least that is what most of the papers are saying, and that is something we have to avoid at all costs.

Sign them quick and watch them perform

One thing that has been a fixture under Jurgen Klopp is our tendency to sign players early. Naby Keita’s deal was announced a year back while Fabinho was signed even before the transfer window opened.

Of course, there have been a few misses here and there like the Virgil van Dijk deal but in most cases, we bring players to Anfield early on so they can gel with the side and understand the Jurgen Klopp way.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, the two wide men, were also brought in early and in each of their debut seasons, they started off with a bang.

Mane scored that sensational goal against Arsenal at the Emirates while Salah was in the thick of the action against Watford last season.

The pair had a lot of time to understand how we play and that is why we must sign an attacker before the World Cup ends.

Apart from getting done with the long-drawn negotiation process, it would also provide Klopp with ample time to devise a plan to utilize the player effectively.

The German would know what he wants from his new signing but to have the player training with the side from the beginning is an entirely different proposition.

Be it Fekir or Shaqiri, or some random star who has made a name for himself in the World Cup, the deal has to be done quickly and announced too.

Nabil Fekir

The worst feeling for fans is the endless wait for a quality signing to come in. Hence, Klopp and the rest of the management have to get going and save us from the drudgery of waiting around.

It is quite possible that we have been spoiled by Klopp, thanks to the extraordinary work done by the German. Our side is playing incredible football and we are certainly on the rise.

Most of our signings are doing well and with a manager that has a clear vision of what he wants, the only thing missing is a trophy or two to go along with it.

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However, that could seriously change next term. Hopefully, we will have that one extra world-class attacker in the side by mid-July rather than a few hours before the transfer window ends.

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“I want to help the team” – Liverpool star wants to continue helping team after impressive performance against Fulham

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Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool

Xherdan Shaqiri isn’t concerned about how many goals he scores and wants to help Liverpool do well. The Swiss star started in our 2-0 win over Fulham and scored a wonderful volley after Mohamed Salah opened the scoring.

The 26-year-old was pleased with his finish and told Liverpool’s website:

“The [kind of] impact is not so important for me. I want to help the team.

“When it’s with a goal or assist, it’s always good for the team. I came in the summer to help this team go forward and make the process better.

“I’m very happy with my performances, I just have to keep going like this and train hard every day. I hope we keep going until the end like this.”

Although the former Stoke City star hasn’t started many games for Liverpool, the stats are pretty decent for the 26-year-old.

The attacker already has two goals and three assists from four starts, and his performances should put forward his case of starting more games.

The Swiss attacker was the cheapest transfer we made in the summer, but he looks a quality purchase now.

Read more: “Start him every match” – Some Liverpool fans want star to start every game after impressing against Fulham

Jurgen Klopp changed his formation to fit Shaqiri into the starting XI against Fulham. However, the Swiss star was the X Factor in our win over the Cottagers, and hopefully, he keeps getting the starts after the international break too.

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Former Manchester United star believes only Liverpool can “stop” Manchester City

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Gary Neville

Gary Neville has claimed that only Liverpool can stop Manchester City after the Cityzens dispatched Manchester United in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

The Reds are a couple of points behind Pep Guardiola’s side, and after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw against Everton, the former United man believes the Blues don’t have it in them to stop City.

Speaking on his podcast (h/t Liverpool Echo), the Englishman believed City were on the right track to retaining their Premier League crown:

“Winning one league is an achievement, winning back-to-back titles makes you a great team and Man City are on the brink of that.

“At this moment in time, I only feel like Liverpool can stop them.”

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Neville stated that although Chelsea are doing well under Maurizio Sarri, only the Reds were capable of stopping City.

The former Manchester United defender added that there is another problem as we seem to be the only team capable of taking points off the Cityzens.

“The problem for Liverpool is that it doesn’t look like anyone else can lay a glove on City, that’s the problem they’ve got.”

Guardiola’s men have been supreme this season but they have dropped points against Wolverhampton Wanderers and lost to Lyon in the Champions League.

Read more: “Hopefully they can win the Premier League” – Former Liverpool star urges club to break Premier League duck

We need someone else to beat or draw with City to have a real chance of winning the title, and hopefully, a rival steps up and puts a spanner in City’s machine soon.

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“Now it’s time to celebrate my birthday” – What the Liverpool players said after 2-0 win over Fulham

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Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Liverpool survived a bit of a scare early on but got the three points with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Sunday.

The win pushed us up to second in the Premier League table as Chelsea drew and Manchester City won their respective games.

It seemed that Aleksandar Mitrovic had opened the scoring in the first half but his effort was ruled offside.

Quick thinking from Alisson and Trent Alexander-Arnold helped Mohamed Salah score the first goal of the game, and the Egyptian posted an image of his boots.

The other goalscorer was Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss star volleyed in our second after half-time and he certainly was pleased with his performance at Anfield.

Andy Robertson provided the cross for our second, and the Scottish captain was happy that the Reds won after their midweek defeat to Red Star Belgrade.

James Milner got a few minutes on the pitch after coming on as a substitute.

Our starting midfielders were Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum. While the Brazilian did a great job in midfield, Wijnaldum had more to celebrate.

It was the Dutch midfielder’s birthday and Jurgen Klopp did sub him around 20 minutes before the end of the game.

Simon Mignolet hasn’t played a single minute in our Premier League campaign, but the Belgian was quick to celebrate the win too.

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Liverpool play Watford when the players return after the international break. The Reds are a couple of points behind Manchester City at the top of the table, and getting the three points at Vicarage Road will be difficult.

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