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The Egyptian joined Liverpool from the Italian giants last summer for a fee worth £37 million and instantly became a fans favourite, scoring 44 times in his debut season. Should we go to a final again we should try to win it this time. "Clubs go there and put 10 behind the ball and you need to break them down and Shaqiri has got that in the locker". "We have to consider whether it's a risk or not and if it's a risk, whether we take it or not".

"We can not ignore that when trying to redefine Klopp as some kind of chequebook manager, or Liverpool's American owners as Roman Abramovich-style benefactors", Carragher said when asked about the Coutinho money.

"If Liverpool can get some impetus, then we don't know how Manchester City will react under pressure if a team can stay close to them at the end of the season".

"We are not bothering constantly about how he can play the same season", said the German of last season's PFA and FWA Football of the Year.

"We want to - that's clear for ages - be the champion of England or winning the league". They didn't lose any player and they brought in (Riyad) Mahrez, so that doesn't make them weaker. We know that. We have to be more clinical in the right moments, we have to be more aggressive in the right moments. We are a team already, I can feel that. No, but during our preparations we had to talk about Ramos because he had influenced the final the previous year with a dive and a red card [for Juan Cuadrado] against Juventus. We saw the game against Chelsea, they are top quality. I thought about it for the preseason, but now we have to be in this championship mood.

"We are still Rocky Balboa, not Ivan Drago".

Little wonder, then, that the 26-year-old Swiss global is all too aware that he has a point to prove to his critics and is relishing the idea that joining Liverpool has offered him the ideal opportunity to do so.

"The points we lost between us and City were obviously for different reasons and mostly because we did not win all the other games". We are the ones that have to do more, to fight more, to do all these things.