Jürgen Klopp revels in Xherdan Shaqiri's 'little touch of genius'

Jürgen Klopp revels in Xherdan Shaqiri's 'little touch of genius'

He became the fastest to 50 goals in Liverpool history, reaching that mark in just 65 games.

"It it not about politics it is about football".

"I think he's still in a job as well!" "I had this already at the World Cup, so I know what I can handle".

The gesture, with its roots in their shared Albanian-Kosovar heritage, provoked a backlash in Serbia which has refused to recognise the state of Kosova since the ethnically Albanian majority declared independence in 2008.

Liverpool begin back-to-back European games against Red Star Belgrade at Anfield on Wednesday exclusively live on BT Sport and McManaman is confident last season's runners-up will qualify for the knock-out stages. "He's got everything really", said Warnock.

"I've seen him lots of times and his play is still very, very good".

"This group obviously stays exciting until the end, that was I thought pretty clear immediately after the draw, but you can not do more than win your own games, and then the situation changes in your favour".

Jordan Henderson's days as an automatic starting choice in Liverpool's midfield look over although the England worldwide offers brilliant options and cover while James Milner, at 32 and with 500 league appearances to his name, may be slightly relieved if he is no longer required to see quite so much action.

Andrew Robertson (7.5): he played less as a defender as he was seen moving to the front to join the attack at every given chance. "The most important thing is to win as a team and it was brilliant from everyone".

Former Stoke winger Shaqiri was hugely influential, using his passing abilities to pick holes in the Red Star defence from a slightly deeper position than usual.

Klopp described Shaqiri's touch for Mohamed Salah's first goal of the evening a touch of 'genius'.

Salah ended a four-game goal drought with the victor at Huddersfield on Saturday and looked more like his old self in scoring either side of half-time.

"Sometimes these games are a grind for Liverpool".

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