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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #320 on: July 15, 2018, 03:27:37 PM »
Might we see him play in the Oxlade-Chamberlain role during the first part of the season? Seems to have a lot of the skill-set you'd want from that position (ball-carrying ability, beating a man on either side, link up play, shots from distance).

Very exciting thought indeed.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #321 on: July 15, 2018, 03:53:38 PM »
Yippee!

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #322 on: July 15, 2018, 04:16:09 PM »


This is the one we've been waiting for ...

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #323 on: July 15, 2018, 05:03:37 PM »
Brilliant stuff Capon  ;D

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #324 on: July 15, 2018, 06:04:35 PM »
MAM!!! OUR BARRYS WEARING ME UNDIES AGAIN!! TELL HIM WILL YE!!

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #325 on: July 15, 2018, 06:51:02 PM »
So good...

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #326 on: July 15, 2018, 06:53:52 PM »
Welcome, the first order of business has to be reshaping his physique to that of his best role - a dribbler. That was when he came to prominence, and since then he's been competing in the dwarven Mr. Universe for some weird reason[...]

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #327 on: July 15, 2018, 07:14:24 PM »
great video!

Man, that goal vs Crystal Palace near the end... more of that, please Xherdan!

He looks like he has charisma.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #328 on: July 15, 2018, 07:17:52 PM »
Welcome.
At least he is a bargain.
Hopefully he is inspired by his new teammates and will be more hardworking, less selfish and sharper.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #329 on: July 15, 2018, 07:18:32 PM »
Welcome.
At least he is a bargain.
Hopefully he is inspired by his new teammates and will be more hardworking, less selfish and sharper.

Klopp will make sure of that, he won't have signed him unless he knew that he could get more out of him.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #330 on: July 15, 2018, 07:49:19 PM »
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« Reply #331 on: July 15, 2018, 07:56:45 PM »
Welcome.
At least he is a bargain.
Hopefully he is inspired by his new teammates and will be more hardworking, less selfish and sharper.
You're a right ray of sunshine aintcha?

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #333 on: July 15, 2018, 07:59:52 PM »
You're a right ray of sunshine aintcha?

Sorry about that. Not trying to be negative by default, just don't like him as a player and don't think we'd be in for him if he wasn't dirt cheap. Won't change my mind instantly because he is wearing red now - but will gladly change my mind if he plays well or at least does his best to fit in.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #334 on: July 15, 2018, 09:35:48 PM »
Capon you are a genius mate.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #335 on: July 15, 2018, 09:37:59 PM »


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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #336 on: July 15, 2018, 11:19:09 PM »
I think it's the right signing at the right price. He'll hold his value, won't rock the boat if he doesn't play 90 minutes of every game and gives us strength in depth.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #337 on: July 16, 2018, 12:48:33 AM »
Welcome.
At least he is a bargain.
Hopefully he is inspired by his new teammates and will be more hardworking, less selfish and sharper.

He actually created a good number of chances for his teammates at Stoke.  Any selfish side he may have will be sorted quick enough. Although at the right times, it's not a bad trait to have!

Not sure this lazy rep is fair either, but I haven't seen him enough over recent seasons to know. He seems to work pretty hard in the right areas of the pitch whenever I do see him!
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #338 on: July 16, 2018, 03:17:31 AM »
This will be a very useful signing. We're going to have a strong bench for the first time in absolute ages.

Half broken Lallana, Ings, Solanke ----> Hopefully fit Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi is already a big upgrade.

If Sturridge wasn't made of glass we'd have the sort of attacking depth you need to win titles. We're getting closer and closer.

In this market, this signing is tremendous value, with very little downside. If it doesn't work, we'll end up moving him for a profit.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #339 on: July 16, 2018, 09:01:05 AM »


The source material for Capon's twisted genius alone is worth the £13M.

And a reminder to all, for the last time: His name is pronounced roughly Zherdun Shutsiri. No x, no q sounds.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #340 on: July 16, 2018, 09:21:49 AM »
Sorry about that. Not trying to be negative by default, just don't like him as a player and don't think we'd be in for him if he wasn't dirt cheap. Won't change my mind instantly because he is wearing red now - but will gladly change my mind if he plays well or at least does his best to fit in.

Agree to some extent.

His workrate in defending do need to improve but he has a pretty impressive PL appearance record. Rarely getting injured and devastating in the final 3rd of the pitch.

That itself, is already an upgrade from what we have on the bench.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #341 on: July 16, 2018, 09:29:58 AM »
a lazy player does not or cannot win 3 Swiss leagues, 2 Bundesliga, Champion League or top scorer of a German cup competition. 

Klopp will turn his hunger back on and he'll be another Mo Salah in the team
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #342 on: July 16, 2018, 09:32:18 AM »
A really solid signing for us! Get in!
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #343 on: July 16, 2018, 09:36:18 AM »
a lazy player does not or cannot win 3 Swiss leagues, 2 Bundesliga, Champion League or top scorer of a German cup competition. 

Klopp will turn his hunger back on and he'll be another Mo Salah in the team

I think he's a solid addition for the price but the trophy argument is completely illogical. Is John O' Shea a better player than Steven Gerrard?

Salah was the best player in the world over the last season alongside Messi and De Bruyne. Relax with the expectations.
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« Reply #344 on: July 16, 2018, 10:11:50 AM »
We got him because of the other things going on with us, we buy Salah ridiculously cheap because of Roma's flirting with the edge of ffp, the season goes a treat because of the magic between Klopp and his wonderful squad, and that gets you a bonus like Shaqiri at about a third of his value because he would have intimated that this was the place for him if we were still interested. Most of the premier league would have liked to have bought him for £13m. He will put in a shift, will be open to being coached and has moments of magic in his feet already. 26 is the start of peak age. I'm in.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #345 on: July 16, 2018, 03:32:00 PM »
Klopp loves his strong fast wingers with end product. That's why they do well here. We won't see a weak winger whilst Klopp is in charge and I like that fact. Hate when they get knocked off the ball easily like wingers we've had in past.
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« Reply #346 on: July 16, 2018, 03:42:23 PM »
Love this signing, always rated him - he has all the markings of a cult hero

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« Reply #347 on: July 16, 2018, 03:48:13 PM »
I think he's a solid addition for the price but the trophy argument is completely illogical. Is John O' Shea a better player than Steven Gerrard?
That's not the argument though. Is John O'Shea a lazy player?

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« Reply #348 on: July 16, 2018, 03:51:45 PM »
If he was lazy or selfish, Klopp would never have been interested in him.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #349 on: July 16, 2018, 04:08:28 PM »
Sorry about that. Not trying to be negative by default, just don't like him as a player and don't think we'd be in for him if he wasn't dirt cheap. Won't change my mind instantly because he is wearing red now - but will gladly change my mind if he plays well or at least does his best to fit in.

I don't think that he is a selfish player & he was no more lazy than the players that he had around him.That being said his success or lack of will be down to his willingness to put in the hard yards and do the defensive work up top like our other lads do & I am sure that was a large part of any conversations he and the boss had,Klopp will have left him in no doubt exactly what is expected of him.


End of the day this is a no lose transfer because even if he flops we will get at least double what we paid for him.
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« Reply #350 on: July 16, 2018, 04:15:52 PM »
If he was lazy or selfish, Klopp would never have been interested in him.

Absolutely and the lazy argument that rolls on is ridiculous.

And if it was to be proven he is both lazy and selfish......he'll get f*ck all game time anyway.

Its simply not the Klopp way.  He demands 100% from all his players.

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« Reply #351 on: July 16, 2018, 05:43:39 PM »
I understand why it’s become a thing but “look at what was on our bench in the CL final” isn’t really the way to look at it. We’ll probably never be that unlucky again.

It’s more about turning 75 points to 90. Roughly half the games Liverpool play in a given season come against opponents that are clearly a level below the club. Is Shaqiri good enough to go 90 in the odd game to rest Salah or Mane? Is he a player that could help put away Everton in the first half of last years Anfield fixture, or help break the deadlock vs West Brom at home? Can he come on and be a difference maker for 20 minutes to beat Burnley at home?

Sort of like how Wijnaldum’s signing was from Newcastle but it was actually more about what he’s proven before that at PSV that was relevant here, I don’t think it’s really about how Shaqiri performed at Stoke. His role at Bayern is a much more natural comparison.

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« Reply #352 on: July 16, 2018, 05:58:19 PM »
a lazy player does not or cannot win 3 Swiss leagues, 2 Bundesliga, Champion League or top scorer of a German cup competition. 

Klopp will turn his hunger back on and he'll be another Mo Salah in the team

Agree with this. I don't buy these negative comments for new players unless someone genuinely watches them regularly. Think the cheap price and playing for stoke makes it seem less exciting than it actually is for some. I'm personally delighted and think he'll play a much bigger part than many seem to think. I'll admit to having not seen a great deal of his games, but he does look strong, quick, skillful, can score goals, and seems a nice guy, so with better players around him and Klopp as manager, its all good as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #353 on: July 16, 2018, 07:21:29 PM »
A Luis Garcia type of signing this
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« Reply #354 on: July 16, 2018, 07:27:20 PM »
Wijnaldum from relegated Newcastle. Robertson from relegated Hull. Shaqiri from relegated Stoke. Can see a pattern here and it's looking good.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #355 on: July 16, 2018, 08:25:27 PM »
The source material for Capon's twisted genius alone is worth the £13M.

And a reminder to all, for the last time: His name is pronounced roughly Zherdun Shutsiri. No x, no q sounds.
How the hell can you tell how we're pronouncing his name? Have you lot got some audio input program thing, chatting away while I'm stuck in last week still typing?

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« Reply #356 on: July 16, 2018, 08:43:01 PM »
How the hell can you tell how we're pronouncing his name? Have you lot got some audio input program thing, chatting away while I'm stuck in last week still typing?

Just hoping to be helpful. All English commentators/pundits I have heard have pronounced it with q/k, and all the Shaq and Shakira jokes here imply it has stuck. Now that he has joined the club, it would be nice and respectful if Liverpool supporters do it right.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #357 on: July 16, 2018, 08:44:41 PM »
A Luis Garcia type of signing this

Xherdan Shaquiri
He drinks the Beer-y
He came from Stoke,
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So please dont call him a lazy selfish player and send him all away.

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« Reply #358 on: July 16, 2018, 09:52:58 PM »
I understand why it’s become a thing but “look at what was on our bench in the CL final” isn’t really the way to look at it. We’ll probably never be that unlucky again.

It’s more about turning 75 points to 90. Roughly half the games Liverpool play in a given season come against opponents that are clearly a level below the club. Is Shaqiri good enough to go 90 in the odd game to rest Salah or Mane? Is he a player that could help put away Everton in the first half of last years Anfield fixture, or help break the deadlock vs West Brom at home? Can he come on and be a difference maker for 20 minutes to beat Burnley at home?

Sort of like how Wijnaldum’s signing was from Newcastle but it was actually more about what he’s proven before that at PSV that was relevant here, I don’t think it’s really about how Shaqiri performed at Stoke. His role at Bayern is a much more natural comparison.

Our attacking options outside the front 3 were mid-table at best. Our midfield lacked any composure to play it under pressure.

We've adressed the second spectacularly, and made a smart move to address the first, and hopefully a fit Lallana and Shaqiri to address the first. Big improvements which will be vital. If we are to win the league, we need to gain at least 10 points on last season. We're improving the starting 11 and the bench, which is key.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Confirmed!
« Reply #359 on: July 16, 2018, 09:55:54 PM »
Thats a great price for a great squad player.