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Fan rant of the day: Jurgen Klopp did the right thing by slowly integrating these two stars

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Jurgen Klopp & Xherdan Shaqiri

Another game, another Liverpool win and more goals from Mohamed Salah. That was the narrative for our 4-1 triumph over Cardiff City.

The Reds didn’t play to their best but had enough moments of quality to see off the newly promoted side. Roberto Firmino was up to his no look tricks, Sadio Mane scored a couple of brilliant goals and our defence looked great, even though we conceded a goal.

There were a couple of players who caught the eye though, Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho.

We have been harping for the pair to get games and Jurgen Klopp has played them in bit parts, but we seem to be seeing the best of them now.

The Brazilian didn’t have the greatest game in our 2-1 loss to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. However, the midfielder was a monster in the 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the weekend.

Fabinho Liverpool

The former Monaco man was tackling and intercepting like there was no tomorrow, but we saw the difference in a Premier League game and a game against one of the smaller teams in the Champions League.

Cardiff were no pushovers and matched us in the first half. They didn’t create many chances to score but limited our opportunities on goal. Fabinho was a little slow to some tackles in the first half but when he got into the groove, there was no stopping him.

Shaqiri has shown in glimpses of his ability and was the game changer in the 4-1 win over the Bluebirds. Liverpool had just conceded when the Alpine Messi had come on.

Salah played a brilliant ball to Shaq who shifted the ball to his left foot and calmly slotted into the net. That goal calmed our nerves and Mane got the final goal of the game with the Egyptian assisting again. Shaqiri could be one of the signings of the season, and him being bedded in slowly, along with Fabinho makes sense now.

The Reds started with a team that was similar to the one from last season. Barring Alisson, our starting XI was the same from the last campaign.

Klopp has worked his magic, once again, with the players at the club as most of our stars are playing to the same level as last season. Yes, Salah, Firmino and Mane don’t look as sharp as last season but overall, our team is doing better than at the corresponding time from the previous campaign.

Alisson was brilliant from day one and now Shaqiri and Fabinho are showing what they are capable of doing.

Read more: “He’s a beast”, “What a player” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy as star scores first goal against Cardiff

The only player left to shine is Naby Keita, who is out with an injury. However, we are certain he will come good with Klopp working with the Guinea midfielder.

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“It’s the wrong club for him” – ESPN pundit urges American star to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool

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Christian Pulisic

Former Arsenal star and ESPN pundit Paul Mariner has told Christian Pulisic to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool.

The American sensation has been linked (h/t Guardian ) with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Liverpool interested in the winger.

Pulisic has found starts hard to come at the Bundesliga leaders and Mariner was quoted by the Express saying:

“No, don’t do it.

“It’s the wrong club for him.

“He’s just going to go into a hopper of decent footballers who eventually go out on loan.

“Is he going to get in the team on this present form? No he’s not.

The former Gunner added that Pulisic is still developing as a player and Liverpool would be great for him, especially because we have Jurgen Klopp

“If you were to ask me for a club he should go to – Liverpool.

“Klopp understands the Bundesliga, he understands what it takes to mould a player. He knows him very, very well.

“If Pulisic were to go to Liverpool, the nurturing and the way that Klopp puts his arm around players, I think it would be a fabulous move for him.”

The 20-year-old would be an incredible signing for the Reds and would add more firepower to our star-studded attack.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season but the addition of Pulisic could change that.

Read more: “Man on a mission”, “Liverpool needs you” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy after star posts training video

The American would not come on the cheap but given he has a ton of potential and is only 20, Klopp should take a punt on the Dortmund youngster.

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(Video) Liverpool star breaks down after seeing his side win 1-0 over Equatorial Guinea

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane broke down in tears after Senegal’s 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

The attacker had to be helped off the pitch by his teammates despite the team winning the game. The Metro reports that Mane had the chance to double Senegal’s lead in the game but missed his chance.

Many supporters turned on the 26-year-old and booed him for the miss. When the match ended, Mane fell to the ground, tearing up.

His teammates tried to help him up but the Liverpool star fell once again before he was taken off the pitch.

Mane has struggled to perform for Liverpool this season, and it seems his form deserted him for the national side too.

Although Senegal won the game, the reaction from Mane was a little surprising. This reaction reminds us of that 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace with Luis Suarez breaking down after the match ended.

The Senegal forward is one of our most important players and we need to have him in the right frame of mind for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old has seven goals for us this season, which isn’t a bad return, but we haven’t seen the best of our attackers yet.

Read more: “I probably have to do two months of running” – Liverpool star provides next steps on road to recovery

Our next game is a tough tie against Watford at Vicarage Road, and the Senegalese attacker has to be at his best if we are to pick up the three points.

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Liverpool keeping an eye on 18-year-old Brazilian sensation

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Bruno Roberto

Liverpool are one of the clubs keeping an eye on Brazilian sensation Bruno Roberto, according to the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old recently played for the senior Atletico Mineiro side and is expected to follow the “lead” by Gabriel Jesus, as per the report.

Roberto plays as an attacking midfielder and has also interested the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea, as per the report.

The 18-year-old could be another great Brazilian coming through the ranks and it will be interesting to see if we follow up with our interest.

Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool

Liverpool have a few Brazilian internationals in their side with Alisson and Fabinho joining in the summer. Roberto Firmino has enjoyed a fantastic spell under Jurgen Klopp and seems to be getting better with each season under his belt.

The Reds have to be wary regarding South American youngsters as we have another Brazilian on the books, Allan, that has had trouble getting work permits in Britain.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt but hasn’t played a single competitive game for the Reds since joining in 2015.

Roberto could be a star in the making and if he wants to develop into the finished article, there is no better place than Liverpool.

Read more: “Man on a mission”, “Liverpool needs you” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy after star posts training video

Klopp has one of the best youth teams in England, and the German is known for handing chances to youngsters at the club.

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