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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #3080 on: January 31, 2021, 07:36:39 pm »
So beautiful. It wasn't just hit well. It was his perception that the ball needed to be hit early that was key. To be able to size things up like that so quickly is what marks out great footballers.

Top post. Agree with this and the poster above - it really is just availability which dictates his absence.

Also I'd love to see that bit where he just launches himself into someone in the first half again!
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #3081 on: January 31, 2021, 07:41:28 pm »
Sublime pass. Really hope the lad is over his injuries.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #3082 on: January 31, 2021, 07:56:01 pm »
So beautiful. It wasn't just hit well. It was his perception that the ball needed to be hit early that was key. To be able to size things up like that so quickly is what marks out great footballers.

Spot on!!!  And how many players could have made that pass after 60 min on a heavy pitch on a 35 yard sprint, first time the ball with some curl to it for Mo to mop up?

Not that many!  He has a knack for a critical pass or a goal at an unbelievable time.

Of course, Mo was piece of rare artwork there --- reminded me Suarez's goal a bit (first touch off of a driven ball) against Newcastle years ago.
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« Reply #3083 on: January 31, 2021, 08:10:10 pm »
I thought he'd played the pass too early  :-[

Mo said he thought the pass was too high and then thought it would land short and he'd have to control it with his left, but that it was inch perfect. Just a wonderful wonderful pass and goal.

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« Reply #3084 on: January 31, 2021, 08:42:30 pm »
Got to love our Shaq.

What a ball - AGAIN!!

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« Reply #3085 on: January 31, 2021, 08:47:44 pm »
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« Reply #3086 on: January 31, 2021, 08:51:46 pm »
Pass of the season, decade or Premier League years?

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #3088 on: January 31, 2021, 09:02:48 pm »
Clitherino! The best left foot since Rivelino.
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« Reply #3089 on: January 31, 2021, 10:29:14 pm »
What a pass. Seemed to get a bollocking off Klopp though when he came off just after.

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« Reply #3090 on: January 31, 2021, 10:43:37 pm »


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« Reply #3091 on: January 31, 2021, 11:00:17 pm »
Clitherino! The best left foot since Rivelino.

Are you smiting God?

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #3092 on: February 1, 2021, 12:15:02 am »
Guys so underrated. Be a bit gutted when he goes, creates chances so well

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« Reply #3093 on: February 1, 2021, 12:20:22 am »
Guys so underrated. Be a bit gutted when he goes, creates chances so well

When he goes?

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« Reply #3094 on: February 1, 2021, 12:27:19 am »
I hope he gets some more starts as he brings a different dimension to our play. he's not everyone's favourite but give the guy a break.

His pass today to Salah was magnificent and he wouldn't have played it so early if he didn't believe that Salah was world class and had the skill to deal with it.
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« Reply #3095 on: February 1, 2021, 12:32:11 am »
I thought he'd played the pass too early  :-[

Mo said he thought the pass was too high and then thought it would land short and he'd have to control it with his left, but that it was inch perfect. Just a wonderful wonderful pass and goal.

Klopp said the same. He did play the pass too early.

It was an incredibly low percentage pass. A pass that 90% of footballers would not of even seen. He had the vision and above all the talent to pull it off though.

The diagonal from Trent, the pass on the run from Shaq and the touch and finish from Mo were just sublime.   
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« Reply #3096 on: February 1, 2021, 12:39:42 am »
When he goes?

Yes. He will leave at some point. Everyone does

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« Reply #3097 on: February 1, 2021, 01:49:10 am »
Got to love our Shaq.

What a ball - AGAIN!!
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« Reply #3098 on: February 1, 2021, 02:26:04 am »
Always makes things happen, that first-time ball to Mo was a thing of beauty.

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« Reply #3099 on: February 1, 2021, 02:44:24 am »
One of my favourite players for us, always liked him even before he came here. Really hope we see more of him he offers the team something different and has a knack to pick a pass others can't, especially against low block/park the bus teams.

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« Reply #3100 on: February 1, 2021, 03:31:29 am »
the pass is epitome of trusting the quality of the players he is with and that left boot of his

he trusts that mo would be able to control the ball with that pass/cross and what a first touch it is.

think his lack of pace made the decision for him as well. thought he would have a couple of touches first to steady himself but then that would kill off the threat of the counter.

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« Reply #3101 on: February 1, 2021, 04:55:18 am »
Pass. Of. The. Decade.
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« Reply #3102 on: February 1, 2021, 06:03:45 am »
What a pass. Seemed to get a bollocking off Klopp though when he came off just after.

Poor Shaq, he always gets bullied by Klopp for some reason  ;D

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« Reply #3103 on: February 1, 2021, 06:38:15 am »
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« Reply #3104 on: February 1, 2021, 08:11:42 am »
Yes. He will leave at some point. Everyone does

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« Reply #3105 on: February 1, 2021, 09:57:43 am »
Great cross last night. Reminds me of similar cross he made during the match against Barca, finding Gini and lead to the goal.

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« Reply #3106 on: February 1, 2021, 10:03:57 am »
He's a cracking player isn't he? Hope he can feature more often.


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« Reply #3107 on: February 1, 2021, 12:38:26 pm »
@michael_reid11

Xherdan Shaqiri is averaging an assist every 137 minutes for Liverpool in all competitions this season (4 in 548 mins). Among players with 500+ minutes played for Premier League clubs in all competitions this season, only Kevin De Bruyne has a better ratio (every 120 mins)

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« Reply #3108 on: February 1, 2021, 01:26:07 pm »
Love Shaq. Boss player. Wouldn't sell him....in fact I'd keep him just for the way he looks up at Jurgen like Jimmy Krankie
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« Reply #3109 on: February 1, 2021, 01:27:31 pm »
Seems to have gotten more confident with every match this season.

I didn’t follow him that much during his time at Stoke but Is this peak Shaq?

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« Reply #3110 on: February 1, 2021, 09:42:08 pm »
Seems to have gotten more confident with every match this season.

I didn’t follow him that much during his time at Stoke but Is this peak Shaq?
No way, he's got way more to come.

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« Reply #3111 on: February 1, 2021, 09:44:22 pm »
I bet he's relieved we've bought two CB's - his turn would surely have come.
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« Reply #3112 on: February 1, 2021, 09:46:13 pm »
Seems to have gotten more confident with every match this season.

I didn’t follow him that much during his time at Stoke but Is this peak Shaq?

He has lost a bit of speed and hasn't scored a lot so far. But he has a great shot from distance and he used to be one of the best free-kick takers in the league.

However, you always back him to score or assist every game or two. He has the magical ability to play that killer pass, cross or just smash it in from 30 yards.

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« Reply #3113 on: February 1, 2021, 09:46:46 pm »
Love Shaq. Boss player. Wouldn't sell him....in fact I'd keep him just for the way he looks up at Jurgen like Jimmy Krankie

Like an adoring boy looks at dad,every time.  :D

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« Reply #3114 on: February 1, 2021, 09:49:56 pm »
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« Reply #3115 on: February 1, 2021, 11:35:58 pm »
Reminds me of Finchy from The Office.

Turns up now and then, steals the show and then he’s nowhere to be seen again.

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« Reply #3116 on: February 2, 2021, 12:04:16 am »
Yes. He will leave at some point. Everyone does

Except Milner. Well, at least not in any of our lifetimes.