Jurgen Klopp feels Xherdan Shaqiri’s move to Liverpool was a matter of concern due to the player’s low price tag but the forward has already proved his worth. Liverpool paid Stoke City a paltry £13m to sign the player following the Potters’ relegation to the Championship.
Shaqiri was a part of the team rebuilding exercise as the Reds splashed out in the tune of £160m to bolster the side. Following a fruitful last season where Klopp led the side to the Champions League Final, optimism started to pour in and with the quality, in his side, Klopp is going to give Manchester City a run for their own money.
The German gaffer heaped praises on the Swiss international. Despite having only eight minutes of game time this season the attacker seems to be in Klopp’s future game plan. “I don’t think German football culture would tolerate transfers of 150 million Euros, they love nothing more than a free transfer.
“The view in England is different. If a player costs nothing there is a suspicion he must be useless.
“For example, there was a lot of questioning (in England) around our interest in Xherdan Shaqiri.
“We paid £13million for him after he got relegated with Stoke but he’s a fantastic player and now everyone at the club loves him.”