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Shaqiri’s form proves Liverpool do not need £52.8m Fekir in January

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri announced himself as a new hero at Anfield with a brace against Manchester United.

Shaqiri came off the bench and scored twice to guide Liverpool to a 3-1 win over their rivals.

And the Switzerland international has been an inspired signing since his summer switch from Stoke City.

Although he is not a regular starter yet at Liverpool, Shaqiri has scored five goals and provided two assists in 13 Premier League games – six of which have come off the bench.

The 27-year-old possesses a lethal left foot and provides a different option for Jurgen Klopp.

And this could be enough to convince Klopp that Liverpool do not need to reignite their interest in Nabil Fekir this January.

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The Liverpool Echo reported back in the summer that Fekir was closing in on a £52.8m move to Liverpool.

But that move fell through at the last minute and he is still at Lyon.

The Ligue 1 club are now pressuring Liverpool to make a prompt decision about the talented 25-year-old, according to The Liverpool Echo.

Fekir is an exciting playmaker who operates in a number of attacking positions.

But the France international has had injury concerns this season and it is not worth Liverpool shelling that amount of money when Shaqiri is in red hot form.

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