Jurgen Klopp sets Liverpool FC challenge for new signing

Jurgen Klopp believes that Xherdan Shaqiri will develop his game significantly at Liverpool FC

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp believes that Xherdan Shaqiri is in the perfect place to push and challenge himself as he bids to try and help Liverpool FC challenge for trophies.

The attacking midfielder became the Merseyside outfit’s second official signing of the summer transfer window on Friday night when he agreed to move to Anfield from Stoke City following the Potters’ relegation from the Premier League.

Shaqiri will be aiming to try and hold down a regular spot in the first team at Anfield next season as he bids to try and help the Reds win a trophy next term.

And Klopp believes that the 26-year-old has made the right choice for his future by opting to sign for the Merseyside club this summer.

Speaking in an interview with Liverpool FC’s website, Klopp said: “We are the perfect move for him in this moment as well I think, because he needs to push himself and challenge himself and our environment encourages that.

“We will want him to express himself but also learn and improve the areas of his game where he can still make progression.

“From our perspective, he is someone who makes a big difference to the squad and team, because he can fit in so many positions in our system.

“He gives us greater flexibility in how we can use our current players also. This is cool.”

Liverpool FC will be looking to challenge for trophies next season as they look to try and lift their first piece of silverware under Jurgen Klopp next term.

The Reds ended up in fourth place in the Premier League table last term as they ended up losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid in Kiev back in May.

Liverpool FC have also brought in Naby Keita and Fabinho so far this summer.

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