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      Xherdan Shaqiri Player Thread

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      Reply #180: Nov 12, 2018 11:44:23 am
      I loved the Andy Robertson signing last year and this was my favorite this offseason. If I tell u boys there are blue berries in your back yard it’s best you just go get a bucket.

      (Dig deep in the post if ya don’t believe me ;))
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      Reply #181: Nov 12, 2018 12:25:54 pm
      What positions is he playing..#10?
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      Reply #182: Nov 12, 2018 01:01:50 pm
      I don't understand why Klopp doesn't give Shaq a playmaker role in the central midfield, kind of what Gini usually does. In that role we could even more benefit from his technique and skills, Gini just manages the game, Shaq could get it going. Instead Shaq is only used as a disguised striker on the right side. He's basically striker No. 4, behind the big 3 and in front of Sturridge. That seems to be a waste of talent.
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      Reply #183: Nov 12, 2018 01:04:27 pm
      What positions is he playing..#10?

      Firmino is playing the 10 I reckon. Shaqiri more to the right, with TAA giving the width.
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      Reply #184: Nov 12, 2018 01:43:01 pm
      Firmino is playing the 10 I reckon. Shaqiri more to the right, with TAA giving the width.

      Was my thinking too..

      I’d like to see Firmino as the 9, Salah & Mane on the wings with Shaw tucked in as the 10..

      Salah      Shaqiri       Mane

                    Bobby
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      Reply #185: Nov 12, 2018 01:49:51 pm
      I don't understand why Klopp doesn't give Shaq a playmaker role in the central midfield, kind of what Gini usually does. In that role we could even more benefit from his technique and skills, Gini just manages the game, Shaq could get it going. Instead Shaq is only used as a disguised striker on the right side. He's basically striker No. 4, behind the big 3 and in front of Sturridge. That seems to be a waste of talent.

      Yea, he was certainly wasted yesterday.
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      Reply #186: Nov 12, 2018 02:45:10 pm
      Yea, he was certainly wasted yesterday.

      at least he was played, we can all be thankful for that . but after the international break Klopp will probably revert back to his dreary trio of Hendo, Milner and Wijnaldum.

      From my POV our best midfield at the moment is Fabinho, Keita and Shaq with the others filling in when needed. That midfield will provide so much more service to the fornt three and link the whole team together.
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      Reply #187: Nov 12, 2018 08:28:51 pm
      I have to admit, I was wrong about Shaq....  Not that I didn't expect him to be a good player or a useful signing -- I always believed that he would be a good player for us.  However, I didn't expect him to be anything more than a squad player to add some depth out wide.  Someone to give Mane and/or Salah a breather.  I didn't think he had the skill set or discipline to play as part of the midfield 3, nor the creativity or passing ability to play as a #10 in a 4-2-3-1 setup.  But, I was wrong.  The little man has, in my opinion, played himself into being an automatic starter.  We need him on the field, the same way we need the likes of Salah, Mane, VVD, and Robbo on the field. 

      The new problem created from Shaq forcing his way into the best 11 is that now we lack depth in the attacking positions again.  Fekir anyone ???
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      Reply #188: Nov 12, 2018 08:46:39 pm
      I have to admit, I was wrong about Shaq....  Not that I didn't expect him to be a good player or a useful signing -- I always believed that he would be a good player for us.  However, I didn't expect him to be anything more than a squad player to add some depth out wide.  Someone to give Mane and/or Salah a breather.  I didn't think he had the skill set or discipline to play as part of the midfield 3, nor the creativity or passing ability to play as a #10 in a 4-2-3-1 setup.  But, I was wrong.  The little man has, in my opinion, played himself into being an automatic starter.  We need him on the field, the same way we need the likes of Salah, Mane, VVD, and Robbo on the field. 

      The new problem created from Shaq forcing his way into the best 11 is that now we lack depth in the attacking positions again.  Fekir anyone ???

      Hold my hand up as well with shaq. Fekir isn't going to happen, like ziyech myself
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      Reply #189: Nov 18, 2018 09:56:35 pm
      Smashing it against Belgium - he’s gone up another level already.

      Top player that could potentially help us get a trophy this season
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      Reply #190: Nov 18, 2018 09:59:04 pm
      Smashing it against Belgium - he’s gone up another level already.

      Top player that could potentially help us get a trophy this season

      Argh, was busy with work :( Will definitely watch it later to see how Shaqiri played, but wow, 5-2...
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      Reply #191: Nov 19, 2018 10:33:21 am
      He was great yesterday. Definitely ate my words about him. Top player
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      Reply #192: Nov 19, 2018 11:53:53 am
      Shaqiri is probably one of the best #10 in the world, but we don't use that kind of player in our setup. Two DM + #10 doesn't work either. I'm not sure how he fits in yet, it's the same problem we had with Coutinho. He's probably going to need to rotate in the forward role later on, we've got a busy December so I'm assuming he will go in anywhere in that front 3, but with Man City as next game, should be start ahead of Firmino?  There are ways we can have both Firmini and Shaqiri perhaps. If you see below, this might work if Gini is CM.

                        Bob
           Salah             Mane

                     Shaqiri

         Hendo              Gini

        TAA                         Rob
                 Gomez  VVD

                      Alisson
             
      The good thing with this is Keita can interchange with Shaqiri, Hendo interchange with Fabinho and if there's a problem with a front 3 Shaqiri can slot in three and Lallana can go in behind the front 3. Some people would argue this lacks midfield strength, but I'm not sure it does. We need a balance in midfield and recently we've lost creativity but had record clean sheets. I'm not complaining about the clean sheets but surely Shaqiri is the missing piece we have but didn't put in the puzzle yet.
      « Last Edit: Nov 19, 2018 12:08:48 pm by Ribapuru »

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