Liverpool were 5-0 victors over Huddersfield Town on Friday night – and some of the club’s supporters were impressed by Xherdan Shaqiri’s cameo off the bench.
Jurgen Klopp’s team moved back to the top of the Premier League ahead of Manchester City, as they took care of business at Anfield in comfortable fashion.
Naby Keita’s goal after 15 seconds settled any title race nerves, before Sadio Mane (two) and Mohamed Salah (two) scored for the hosts.
Despite a Champions League semi-final with Barcelona next week, Liverpool didn’t let up against Huddersfield and put them to the sword.
A selection of Liverpool fans were delighted with Shaqiri’s appearance from the bench, as he entered the action in the 73rd minute alongside returnee Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain from injury.
Shaqiri was involved in the fifth goal with a brilliant defence-splitting pass in the build-up and slotted into the team nicely.
The 27-year-old attacker midfielder hasn’t been a regular during his first season with Liverpool and had to be patient.
He’s not started a Premier League fixture since January, but continues to show a great attitude and the left-footed playmaker has tons of ability.
Shaqiri has made 28 appearances across all competitions this campaign, scoring six goals and supplying three assists in return.
Here are some Liverpool fans speaking about Shaqiri:
Not to take the spotlight
Shaqiri provides 2 clear chances but he’s still not worth a start
— Wahid (@WahidMiah_) April 26, 2019
The cross with Shaqiri’s weaker foot btw 🔥
— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) April 26, 2019
I still don’t get how Shaqiri has not got more minutes for us. Every touch of his shouts quality. #LFC
— Nayan Mohapatra (@nayanmoha) April 26, 2019
That’s why Shaqiri should play more games! #LFC
— LFC (@KopMatt) April 26, 2019
— papa (@MayowaAkinjo) April 26, 2019
Lovely hockey assist from Shaqiri, been really sharp since coming on
— LFC Dane_89 (@LFCDane_89) April 26, 2019
Shaqiri showing his quality despite not getting a look in lately. Top class.
— kop in full voice (@LFC_Bantz) April 26, 2019
Loved that cameo from Shaqiri tonight. Great attitude and unreal pass to Robertson for the 5th goal. Want him here next season
— Liam Williams (@wordsleyLFC) April 26, 2019
Shaqiri’s passing is unreal why are we not playing him
— Emil. (@emilnikolov_) April 26, 2019