Liverpool summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri believes he will get plenty of chances to prove himself this season, despite struggling for playing time at the start of the campaign.
Shaqiri signed for Liverpool for £13 million from Stoke City during the transfer window ending his three year stay at the Bet 365 stadium.
The Switzerland international had spells at Bayern Munich and Inter Milan prior to moving to the Premier League but never managed to fully establish himself on the biggest stage.
He has been handed another opportunity by Jurgen Klopp, however, the German has only used him twice as a substitute in Liverpool’s first four matches of the new Premier League season.
Despite the lack of playing time, Shaqiri insists he is ready to prove himself when he is called upon and states that he expected to be in this situation when he chose to move to Anfield.
“I am very relaxed because we have a lot of games and every player is going to have enough games to play I think. I knew the coach before,” he told Metro Sport.
“This football I knew before, so it was not a surprise for me. Of course, it’s a big change from Stoke to Liverpool.
“Liverpool is a big, big team. But I know how to be in a big team because I played at Bayern Munich and I played at Inter Milan. So for me, I knew what it would be like.”
Shaqiri’s next chance to make an impact will come on Saturday as Liverpool take on Tottenham at Wembley, but it appears likely he will have to make do with another appearance from the bench.
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino already have seven goals between them this season and have a great understanding which has earned them their reputation as one of the best attacking trios in Europe.
It will be extremely difficult for Shaqiri to break into that front three but he certainly has the talent and experience to contribute to the team and still serves to provide Klopp’s squad with greater strength in depth at the very least.
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