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.
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.
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