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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #761 on: August 8, 2018, 02:13:59 PM »
that's it!!

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #762 on: August 8, 2018, 03:14:58 PM »
Its the snob in us I guess  ;D

Which is sad really as Liverpool fans because if you know your salt about our history....and you should if you're a real fan, you should know that some of our very best players came from lower leagues and became superstars here.

I know the game has changed somewhat, but the point remains that we have a very good scouting system in place, and a very good manager whose hit rate has been excellent with transfers recently, including from the 'lesser' teams.

People shouldn't even question who we are signing players from at this point given what Klopp has done.

But in all honesty, even with the snobbery, the Shaq one confuses me.  He's a clearly really talented player.  Thats always been there to see, regardless of his old club.

Yeah I personally wanted Liverpool to sign him from Basel years ago. That he's arrived and delayed via Stoke is just one of those things.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #763 on: August 8, 2018, 03:17:42 PM »
Yeah I personally wanted Liverpool to sign him from Basel years ago. That he's arrived and delayed via Stoke is just one of those things.

Like Salah via Roma  :)

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #764 on: August 8, 2018, 04:09:21 PM »
Fair to say he's got a foot like a traction engine.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #766 on: August 9, 2018, 06:51:24 AM »
He's definitely impressed since he's come in. It makes such a difference for him playing in this kind of team where there is so much movement.

I think he'll probably find himself on the bench come Sunday but it's just great to have someone of his quality as an option. Same for sturridge if he can remain fit, compare this to Solanke and Ings as options last year.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #767 on: August 9, 2018, 08:35:36 AM »
Charlie Adam getting stuck into shaqiri in the press today

He should try humble pie instead, after geting relegated

Not having that at all, Adam should stay well sets from anything pie related.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #768 on: August 9, 2018, 08:40:40 AM »
We have good scouts, and the guy has played lots of games in PL. Basically, his pros and cons should be known by now. I'm not worried at all.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #769 on: August 9, 2018, 11:26:50 AM »
If he works hard which Klopp will demand he's a £40m player minimum.

Strength - check
Pace - Check
Passing - Check
End product - Check
Tactical side - Can improve (where coaching is most effective)
Work rate - The one area he needs to improve on from his Stoke days.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #770 on: August 9, 2018, 05:47:20 PM »
Mane, Salah, Shaqiri. Our wings rock these days.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #771 on: August 10, 2018, 11:15:55 PM »
I can see him having the same impact as Benayoun. Coming from a club lower in the league, and being more integral than we originally thought.

Definitely feel a cult hero status coming along for him.


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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #772 on: August 11, 2018, 07:02:32 AM »
Hello everyone. I am quite obviously new here but just wanted to say that i am really happy that you have Xherdan at your club now, I know him really well and he is one of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet. He is funny, kind hearted and passionate and you have yourselves a really talented player that will do amazing things for you. Do not worry about his work rate or the horrible things people have said about him, there were a lot of things that happened at Stoke that people donít know about and just like to see the negative side of him. Anyway, I hope you have great success this season. You are an incredible club with incredible support and manager.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #773 on: August 11, 2018, 07:07:01 AM »
Yay! We have our Swiss-Albanian86.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #774 on: August 11, 2018, 07:48:06 AM »
I posted on some other thread but when we first became aware of his buy-out clause, Andreas Kornmayer and Mona Nemmer then both gave Shaqiri a glowing character reference from their time together at Bayern, apparently.
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #775 on: August 11, 2018, 08:59:38 AM »
Does anyone know how comes Shaqiri has such a cheap buy-out clause?
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #776 on: August 11, 2018, 09:01:31 AM »
Does anyone know how comes Shaqiri has such a cheap buy-out clause?

For Stoke? Because he was far too good a player for them to begin with and the only way to get him was to say Ďyeah alright if we get relegated you can pretty much leave for nowtí I imagine
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #777 on: August 11, 2018, 09:21:30 PM »
Relegation clause, something I didnít know existed until my Stokie mate mentioned it.

Understandable, really. Little gutted for him though. Proper miserable bastard around the office.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #778 on: August 11, 2018, 09:53:27 PM »
Does anyone know how comes Shaqiri has such a cheap buy-out clause?

cos he has a sensible agent!
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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #779 on: August 11, 2018, 11:36:44 PM »
Relegation clause, something I didnít know existed until my Stokie mate mentioned it

That's what I've been led to believe too. Don't think he'd have been £13 million if Stoke were still in the Premier League.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #780 on: August 11, 2018, 11:48:15 PM »
Yay! We have our Swiss-Albanian86.

That very neutral Shqip doesn't lie, though.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #781 on: August 12, 2018, 10:56:30 AM »
Heís lost a lot of weight since he came here. Itís very noticeable. Far less puffy and jowelly around the face.
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« Reply #782 on: August 12, 2018, 03:29:38 PM »
Fits like a glove! Just imagine when he plays in the position he's most used to

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #783 on: August 12, 2018, 03:30:59 PM »
Him coming off the bench against lagging, fatigued teams is going to be an absolute handful!

So happy we bought him.

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Re: Xherdan Shaqiri - Sponsored by The Cube
« Reply #784 on: August 12, 2018, 03:53:12 PM »
Heís lost a lot of weight since he came here. Itís very noticeable. Far less puffy and jowelly around the face.
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« Reply #785 on: August 12, 2018, 03:53:23 PM »
Him coming off the bench against lagging, fatigued teams is going to be an absolute handful!

So happy we bought him.

He seems equally happy we bought him judging from the excited smile as he came on.

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« Reply #786 on: August 12, 2018, 03:55:42 PM »
He seems equally happy we bought him judging from the excited smile as he came on.

He's got Keita/Henderson/Salah/Mane/Firmino next to him, whereas at Stoke he had ummm Adam.

Yeah i'd say he traded up ;)

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« Reply #787 on: August 12, 2018, 03:57:01 PM »
He's got Keita/Henderson/Salah/Mane/Firmino next to him, whereas at Stoke he had ummm Adam.

Yeah i'd say he traded up ;)

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« Reply #790 on: August 12, 2018, 04:06:25 PM »
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« Reply #791 on: August 12, 2018, 05:08:05 PM »
His smile at the end of the game when Klopp hugged him.. ;D
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« Reply #792 on: August 13, 2018, 02:28:12 AM »
To think, some of you nutters didn't want us to sign him  ;D
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« Reply #793 on: August 13, 2018, 03:49:31 AM »
Cult hero in the making. Really loved his attitude when he came on. Chased the ball like a maniac, was a cubic version of Henderson off the ball there!
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« Reply #794 on: August 13, 2018, 04:17:51 AM »
I still think him alongside Keita and Fabinho could end up our best midfield combo.

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« Reply #795 on: August 13, 2018, 09:53:52 AM »
If you told Shaqiri he'd join us at beginning of last season if Stoke got relegated he'd have scored 42 own goals to make certain.

Looks so happy to be here and usually players this happy do well. He doesn't look nervous just will enjoy it. He's been boss so far.
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« Reply #796 on: August 13, 2018, 10:09:39 AM »
Makes me even more proud and thankful of how far we have come, that we have the likes of this lad as squad/back up in the team.

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« Reply #797 on: August 13, 2018, 10:17:58 AM »
If you told Shaqiri he'd join us at beginning of last season if Stoke got relegated he'd have scored 42 own goals to make certain.

Looks so happy to be here and usually players this happy do well. He doesn't look nervous just will enjoy it. He's been boss so far.
I'm sure he had hope.
He said himself that a move to us was on the cards last Summer, but didn't materialize in time. If we had our way, this could've been his 2nd season.
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Let's drink to him once more. He was a good Stalker.
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« Reply #798 on: August 13, 2018, 10:30:08 AM »
I'm sure he had hope.
He said himself that a move to us was on the cards last Summer, but didn't materialize in time. If we had our way, this could've been his 2nd season.

I thought he said 4 years ago. Not last season.
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« Reply #799 on: August 13, 2018, 11:53:02 AM »
I thought he said 4 years ago. Not last season.
Could be. I could have interpreted it wrong.
Just goes to show what sort of players we could have gotten after we sold Luis. It was all unnecessary and for me, it culminated with the 6-1 loss at Stoke. Still irks me that! A horrific end to a stellar career for our captain as well. :(

The mad acquisition and pursuit of the likes Ballotelli, Lambert, Benteke.. and some others around the pitch; while we were well aware of, showed interest and were even offered the likes of Mane, Shaqiri, Van Dijk and dicked around with Salah.. and while Achterberg were waxing lyrical about an unknown lad called Allisson.

So unnecessary- the disconnect between the manager and the Committee.

In any case- it's a chapter that's closed now and we've learned from it I suppose.
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Let's drink to him once more. He was a good Stalker.
In such a sumptuous festival of shite, I wouldn't be so quick to pick a winner..

But he'd make the shortlist