Liverpool fans managed to keep pace with English Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, winning comfortably 2-0 at home to Fulham.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri provided the victory, delighting home supporters who continue to be impressed with the start Jurgen Klopp’s side have made to the season.
Shaqiri has had to remain patient for his first-team opportunities this term, Sunday’s match was just his third start of the league season so far.
However, if he keeps playing as he has done, surely it won’t be long before Klopp sees him as a regular starter rather than back-up to more established stars at Anfield.
The Swiss international has created three assists and scored twice in his last six appearances for the club, clearly intent on making an impression on his new manager after the summer switch from Stoke City.
Supporters were absolutely delighted with his Sunday performance and want to see him play more often for the Reds, taking to Twitter to share their excitement about his progress…
Shaqiri needs to start every game 💯#LFC
— Callum Thomas (@callumthomas00) November 11, 2018
Surely Shaqiri has to start more often than not now – especially against lower table sides #LFC
— Jack (@JackHallows_) November 11, 2018
— Yusuf Joe Ismail (@SouthAfrican1) November 12, 2018
Shaqiri the bargain of the summer #LFC
— Lachlan Spiteri (@Spitzzyy15) November 12, 2018
On a positive note Shaqiri needs to play more in that 10 role. Surely a few more games under his belt will do him and the front three wonders. #LFC
— James Nicholson (@_11JN) November 11, 2018
Good to keep unbeaten run going with a 2-0 win. Shaqiri needs to start regularly. Robbo class again.
Bonus with Chelsea & Arsenal dropping points, shame city didn't. #LFC
— Jonathan Holmes (@Holmes1978) November 11, 2018
5 – Xherdan Shaqiri has either scored or assisted in five of his last six games for Liverpool in all competitions (2 goals, 3 assists). #Copied #LFC
If this is what a backup offers, I'd rather start him every single game.
— Aditya. (@AdityaLFC_) November 11, 2018
Missed the match but I will take 2-0. Shaqiri has to be a starter for us. #LFC
Take the Chelsea draw as well.
— Rahul Puri (@rahulpuri) November 11, 2018
All I want to see is a midfield trio of Keita, Ox and Shaqiri.. Make it happen Klopp.. #LFC
— Dinesh⚽ (@dinesht_27) November 11, 2018