Xherdan Shaqiri feels he is ready to help Jurgen Klopp whenever the gaffer calls him up for his service. The £13m summer arrival from Stoke City hasn’t featured in the Premier League barring an eight minute appearance against West Ham United in the first match.
Klopp opted to field an attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for the consecutive third time in their slender 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion but is expected to tweak his starting lineup a bit in a bid to provide rest to some of his key players.
Liverpool are scheduled to visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday and Shaqiri might find himself in the starting lineup. The Swiss international has praised Klopp’s method of playing attacking and effective football. “The manager has brought a few players in this summer with very good quality who are going to help a lot.
“This team needed a little competition in various positions because that makes you better and makes you stronger so I am looking forward to the season and we have started very well.
“I believe that I can play every position along the front line and the coach knows that.
“I played every position in the friendlies: I played as a nine, I played as a 10 and I’ve played as a winger, although with the coach you don’t really have wingers as you change positions every time with one player going inside and another player going out.
“That’s really good and I like the football the way the coach plays. It is perfect football for me too.”