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It’s time for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to turn to summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri

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It’s time for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to turn to summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri

Jurgen Klopp should turn to Xherdan Shaqiri to provide fresh impetus in the midfield.

Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Napoli at San Paolo in the Champions League on Wednesday, after putting in a disappointing performance.

The Reds seemed on course to scrape a goalless draw, but were undone at the death by a goal from winger Lorenzo Insigne.

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0-0 would have been a good result at a hostile ground, but Klopp’s team now have work to do in Group C.

With Paris Saint-Germain thumping Red Star Belgrade 6-1, things are looking tight between the three big hitters, with only two able to qualify, of course.

What became evident as the game progressed was that Liverpool’s midfield was reluctant to play incisive, forwards passes.

There was no drive and no creativity from James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum or Naby Keita, who was replaced after just 19 minutes by Jordan Henderson due to injury.

Klopp should consider Shaqiri

It may be time for Klopp to start calling on Shaqiri from the start of games.

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The Reds are now winless in their last three games, and their momentum has halted.

With the front three too important to meddle with, Klopp should incorporate Shaqiri into his midfield.

He is a creative player who would be able to lend a hand to the attacking trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

The German should deploy two holders such as Milner and Henderson or Fabinho, and then use Shaqiri as an attacking midfielder.

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Mane and Salah aren’t in sparkling form, and perhaps need some help from those operating behind them.

£13.5 million summer signing Shaqiri could well be the man to provide it.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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