Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Xherdan Shaqiri 'looking forward' to Tottenham Hotspur clash

Liverpool reached the Champions League final last term, but ultimately went on to lose 3-1 to Real Madrid in that showpiece clash in Kiev. Liverpool's League Cup triumph in 2012 remains their most recent trophy of any kind.

The Reds are looking for the three points to continue their impressive 100 per cent start to the new campaign as they search for their first trophy under Klopp.

Gary Neville believes that Liverpool's best bet of winning the Premier League title this season would be to bow out of the Champions League in the group stages.

The 26-year-old has played just 27 minutes in the league across two substitute appearances but with a series of tough fixtures coming up for Liverpool, Carragher feels that Shaqiri could be a crucial squad player - and hailed the transfer as a "brilliant buy". You need to have a really, really good season to compete.

Liverpool on-the-other-hand have been extremely impressive so far into the new season, demonstrating cohesion and understanding from goalkeeper through to attack and are widely speculated to break their nearly 30 year old duck and bring home the title if they can continue this run of form throughout the season.

The World Cup victor will miss this weekend's match against Liverpool with a hamstring injury but his club will not be taking any additional action.

Keita was snapped up by Liverpool past year from RB Leipzig but with the condition he remained with the German side until this season. That's the most important goal now.

Shaqiri said to the Daily Mirror: "He wants that we work hard - always - on the pitch". We are still a young team. "That has to be our aim".

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