Liverpool travel to West Ham on Monday night in the Premier League, when their lead at the top of the table will be just two points if Manchester City win their weekend fixture against Arsenal.
Jurgen Klopp’s side still holds the cards in the title race, but did slip up with a draw against Leicester City in their last match.
The Reds weren’t at their fluent best at Anfield and there were a number of players that dipped below their usual standard.
Xherdan Shaqiri is someone that offered very little against Leicester and the attacking midfielder should be axed from the side against West Ham due to his blip recently.
The left-footed dazzler cost £13million (BBC) to sign in the summer from Stoke City and has offered an impressive return of six goals and three assists across all competitions so far.
But the 27-year-old is guilty of going missing in some games and he is often much better making an impact as a substitute.
Manager Klopp should drop Shaqiri on Monday night and bring enforcer Fabinho back into the team to help stiffen up the midfield at the London Stadium.
Shaqiri is still playing an important role for the Merseyside club this season, but inconsistency is a problem and his form has nosedived in the past month.