Liverpool's new boy, Xherdan Shaqiri, promises to help turn Klopp's men into title contenders

Xherdan Shaqiri has promised to help Liverpool challenge the Premier League title this season

In addition to the exciting football and the relentless energy of Jurgen Klopp, the popularity of Liverpool among the neutrals is partly due to the modest careers of its players, which resemble the young English squad of Gareth Southgate in the World Cup.

Andy Robertson was hired by Hull, Roberto Firmino of Hoffenheim. One group came from Southampton, others from Newcastle, Sunderland and Leipzig. There is not a graduate with a silver spoon from the Masía de Barcelona.

He's hungry and humble in Anfield's locker room, but the downside has been the lack of a winning mentality at the highest level, knowing what it takes to go from being almost a man to being a champion.

Xherdan Shaqiri has promised to help Liverpool challenge the Premier League title this season

Xherdan Shaqiri has promised to help Liverpool challenge the Premier League title this season

It's something that Klopp has tried to address in the transfer market and Liverpool starts its Premier League campaign against West Ham with a high optimism for having won its first league title since 1990.

While the big money was spent on goalkeeper Alisson and midfielder Naby Keita, two other arrivals, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri, brought the experience of winning major European leagues, something only James Milner had last season.

Shaqiri drew attention to Torino, who left the bench to perform a sublime assist

Shaqiri drew attention to Torino, who left the bench to perform a sublime assist

Shaqiri drew attention to Torino, who left the bench to perform a sublime assist

They raised their eyebrows when Shaqiri was pulled by 13 million pounds having been relegated to Stoke, but the 26-year-old winger not only brought a magical left foot but a stack of medals won at Bayern Munich, and the experience gained playing under pressure in another great club, Inter Milan.

If there is any collective doubt at Liverpool about taking the final step to dethrone Manchester City, who finished 25 points clear of the Reds last season, Shaqiri's optimism is the antidote.

I came here to win titles. This club needs that ambition. Liverpool is one of the best clubs in the world. We want to be one of the best teams in the world, "he proclaimed.

& # 39; Nothing is impossible. We can be everything we want to be. We beat Manchester City in the league and in the Champions League last season, so we can win everything.

"Whoever we play, we want to go to the field trying to win the game and dominate the game."

The winger has admitted that there will be a healthy competition for places in Anfield this year

The winger has admitted that there will be a healthy competition for places in Anfield this year

The winger has admitted that there will be a healthy competition for places in Anfield this year

Klopp will love that mentality of Shaqiri, who enjoyed a great Swiss World Cup and celebrated his debut at Anfield on Tuesday night with a brilliant assist for Daniel Sturridge in a 3-1 friendly victory against Torino.

Shaqiri was only 20 years old when he joined Bayern and became part of the team that won the triples in his first season. Although he remained on the bench for the 2013 Champions League final against Dortmund, he played in wins against Barcelona and Juventus in the competition, and then starred Pep Guardiola when Bayern retained the Bundesliga the following season.

Fabinho, a 35 million pound sterling Brazilian midfielder, was a key member of the Monaco team that beat Paris Saint-Germain in the French title two years ago. He will not freeze if Liverpool is involved in the race for the title.

Klopp has invested 170 million pounds sterling this summer, the largest amount of any administrator in this transfer window, since in January and paid 75 million pounds by the central defender Virgil van Dijk.

Shaqiri has had a solid preseason after the World Cup, and has been joining his teammates

Shaqiri has had a solid preseason after the World Cup, and has been joining his teammates

Shaqiri has had a solid preseason after the World Cup, and has been joining his teammates

After playing for Bayern Munich and then Inter Milan, Shaqiri knows the pressure of the big clubs

After playing for Bayern Munich and then Inter Milan, Shaqiri knows the pressure of the big clubs

After playing for Bayern Munich and then Inter Milan, Shaqiri knows the pressure of the big clubs

Bookmakers see Liverpool as the city's main challenger and Shaqiri believes that this is partly due to his strength in depth. On Sunday, Captain Jordan Henderson and World Cup finalist Dejan Lovren will likely be retained, but Liverpool should still have enough to see West Ham.

"Liverpool had a successful season last year without winning a trophy, now it's important to be very good again and try the latest, sometimes you need to know how to win the games you really need," says Shaqiri.

"The new players will bring more good qualities, with this squad, the coach can rotate and maintain the quality of the team, because the Premier League has many great games.

"I hope to face West Ham and try to give the fans what they deserve: titles."

Shaqiri was born in Kosovo before emigrating to Switzerland to escape the problems of the Balkans. He is a passionate personality and admitted to feeling "emotional" when he ran out in Anfield for the first time.

Jurgen Klopp strengthened this summer and added new signings, such as Alisson, in crucial areas

Jurgen Klopp strengthened this summer and added new signings, such as Alisson, in crucial areas

Jurgen Klopp strengthened this summer and added new signings, such as Alisson, in crucial areas

Klopp may be left with his dynamic front three of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, but Shaqiri has a huge part to play.

Twelve of his 15 goals in the Premier League for Stoke were marked with his left foot, most of them stunners. And in the World Cup, he scored a last minute win against Serbia, running from the midfield line and calmly shooting home.

His Stoke teammates were not on the same wavelength last season, "even Ronaldinho could do little", but he has found that training and playing alongside people like Salah is a pleasure.

"We have started to work well," he says. & # 39; We are Liverpool. We want to compete against Bayern, Barcelona and Real Madrid. "

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