11 Jul 2018 13:21:01
If shaquiri comes to us he will be expecting to be more than an impact sub, so any poster saying that will be his function in the team hasn't a grasp of the risk we are taking. The problem is every one of you are absolutely right in how effective he could be because he would be a brilliant impact sub and very good cover for the three. But as I said he will be expecting to be in the starting eleven and when he fails to make the starting line up week in week out he will not be a happy bunny at all. Moreover he'll be a disruptive bunny. He's never shown in his entire career that he's willing to work for his place or the team. It's more likely he will cause unrest in the dressing room. That's why this is a bad bad move. It's too much of a risk with far too little reward.

1.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 13:37:46
Shaqiri is coming to us because we are Liverpool. If your suggesting we would have promised him a starting place in this team then you're insane as even Shaqiri will know everyone in our attacking line up is currently better than him. He won't be 'expecting' to start ahead of Salah or Mane. He knows this is probably his last chance to show how good he can be and that has to come with hard work.

{Ed002's Note - It is hard to see how he will fit in with Dybala, Asensio and Dembele also fighting for that one remaining place in the team.}

2.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 13:42:31
I hope he does expect to be in the starting 11, it shows he believes he can compete with the likes of salah but im hoping that shows him he needs to fight for his place.

At stoke he probably thought he would be guaranteed a starting spot because there was little competition, here he must know he needs to fight and hopefully that gives him the kick he needs. Complacency is the worst thing for anyone, and if he decides to not try hard enough well he won't be here very long.

The club clearly think he can do a job and that is good enough for me.

3.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 13:50:14
So many posters have such an in-depth understanding of Shaquiris social and psychological profile. This is coupled with their psychic ability to predict how disharmonious the dressing room will be in the coming season plus their utter lack of faith that Klopp and co have the slightest idea of Shaquiris reputation as an agitator.
For every Balotelli there are plenty of ‘underwhelming’ signings that have made their loudest critics eat humble pie after a few games in a red shirt.
Trust in Klopp and give our new guys (whoever they are) the time to prove their worth before predicting their, and the team’s, supposed downfall.

4.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 14:25:25
It would be advisable to read some of the comments about shaquiri slagging off his own club mates recently if you think he isn’t a poison- it might give you an idea of the lad and how playing for stoke has “grounded him”. We won’t offer him playing time- I never even hinted that we would be offering him game time. Lastly, did you know he was quick to go public saying he rejected us over inter so I’m not convinced he will be moved to push himself. Klopp is a decent man manager but this is balotelli levels we are playing with here.

5.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 14:27:59
We don’t know what he expects. I would also hope he thinks he’s good enough to earn a starting place. He will have to earn it and if he does then it’s a win-win. If he doesn’t earn it, he won’t start, it’s as simple as that.

I think he will start a few games, if he does well enough Klopp will select him 🤝.

6.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 14:42:04
Shaqiri arrived at Inter from Bayern Munich in January 2015 amidst much fanfare, but the winger lasted just half-a-season with the Beneamata and went on to join Stoke City the following summer.

“That summer, I had offers from Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, ” he told Spox.

“I wanted to leave Bayern at all costs. I decided to join Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers had already called me a couple of times before the World Cup, but Bayern stopped me.

The above is a little snippet of an interview I found, sounded like he wanted to come then but Bayern stopped him for some bizarre reason.

7.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 15:01:36
When was that interview John?
i’m sure he rejected us again before going to Stoke.
If that’s a recent interview it must be a "i’m sorry I rejected your club, here’s a *cough* valid *cough* excuse why I did, please accept me now because nobody else wants me and i’m far too good to be playing in the championship" lol.

8.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 14:56:32
Brilliant post, RedLorry. Also, Ed02, you are killing me with your response.

AOE, you are right. I also invite you and others to go see what Shaquiri said during the last Euros when he was not given the capt. 's arm band. You will find that the guy is a "joy in the DR and his attitude is fantastic".

9.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 15:41:32
Cheers brover. I think at this point there will be no changing minds on either side and that’s grand. Folks- I genuinely hope I’m wrong about him. I hope he brings us to the next level. The moment he signs I’ll be supportive of him until things change. I’m not going to continue the counter arguments on the matter anymore. I’ve said my fears so there’s no point in going on about it. Here’s hoping you guys tear me a new one this time next season when he’s done a salah on it and we’re defending league and European titles.

10.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 16:44:29
No probs, AOE. Shaquiri will get my support, no doubt as that is the type of fan I am. What I do not like is people making excuses for his failures at the clubs where he has flopped at, which was the main reason he was at Stoke to begin with. Let us just be honest about the facts and only after that, can we have a substantive debate.

11.) 11 Jul 2018
11 Jul 2018 17:47:17
Agreed aoe. If he signs I will be behind him, UNTIL he starts having a negative effect on our boys. Maybe our chilled out environment and hard work ethic will sort him out. I truly hope so. One thing is for certain, he will lose a load of weight.