Shaqiri enjoying role in Liverpool side

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Xherdan Shaqiri of Liverpool(R) battles for possession with Jonathan Hogg of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Liverpool FC at John Smith's Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has said that he is relishing his current role in the side.

The Switzerland international has been deployed in an attacking midfield position in recent games and it has seen him getting involved in forward play.

He laid on the assist for Mohamed Salah to score the winning, and only, goal against Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon and has said that he wanted to impress manager Jurgen Klopp.

“I wanted to give a good performance back to the coach because he gave me the chance to play from the beginning.” he said.

“I played the last ten to fifteen minutes against Chelsea in that same role. It’s an interesting position.

“You can see I don’t often play this position. Maybe I have more of the ball in this position. We got our goal, it was a good pass and a good finish. I felt good and I just want to keep it going. I’m really happy to be here.” he added.

The former Stoke City man went on to admit that he feels the team could be more dangerous going forward – but he praised the defending that saw another clean sheet taken away.

“Maybe we can do better offensively, but defensively, it’s always good for the team to go away with a clean sheet.” he added.

“Every defender was very good. I knew it was going to be a tough. It’s a tough place to play.

“It was not the best football we have played, but we got three points and that was the most important thing. Every player has defensive responsibilities. Of course I’m better offensively, but we all have to work defensively, too.

“That’s the most important things to defend as a team altogether.

“We defend as a team. When you defend well, you always have a chance to score and win the game.” he finished.

Shaqiri will be hoping to keep his place in the side for this week’s games against Red Star Belgrade and Cardiff City at Anfield.

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