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Jurgen Klopp talked about €30m-rated creative winger performance

Merseyside club boss Jurgen Klopp praised Xherdan Shaqiri for his performance against Everton. The 28-year-old winger made his first start for Liverpool since that magical night at Anfield on May 7 and scored their second goal in an eventual 5-2 victory.

Xherdan’s goal was his first in almost a year with his last one coming on Boxing Day 2018 with Newcastle United. Jurgen praised and Shaqiri and apologised to him for not playing him too often. Speaking to Reds official website, Klopp said: “Seven months? Sorry, Shaq! He was injured a couple of times.

If he could have scored two goals like Divock instead of one, I could say the same as I told about Origi. He looked utterly fresh, he looked strong, physically strong, so it is essential players train after they get injured.

“He had twice this calf thing this season, so there was not a lot to change, but I think he has been back in training for two or three weeks now completely normal.” Switzerland international has now featured in just five games for the Reds this campaign, but with the matches piling up, we could see him feature more frequently provided he maintains his fitness.

Liverpool maintain their unbeaten run and now have 43 points from 15 games so far and are still eight points ahead of Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table. Reds next play Bournemouth at Dean Court before travelling to Austria for their final Champions League group match with Red Bull Salzburg.