Phil Thompson skeptical about the transfer of summer from Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool

Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri cost only £ 13 million Stoke relegated in the summer

"It could be a Balotelli move": Phil Thompson skeptical about the summer transfer of Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool

  • Former Liverpool player Phil Thompson questioned the transfer of Xherdan Shaqiri
  • The end moved to Liverpool from Stoke relegated by £ 13 million
  • Thompson admitted that signing could be as successful as Sadio Mane

James Ayles for Mailonline

Phil Thompson cast doubt on the work rate of Liverpool's new signing Xherdan Shaqiri and suggested he be the next Mario Balotelli.

The Italian Balotelli joined Liverpool for £ 16 million in 2014, but scored just four goals in 28 appearances and attracted the headlines for his bad attitude, and finally went to Nice.

In the midst of Liverpool's big spending this summer, Shaqiri cost only 13 million pounds from Stoke and is likely to play a supporting role for the stars Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah.

Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri cost only £ 13 million Stoke relegated in the summer

Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri cost only £ 13 million Stoke relegated in the summer

However, Thompson doubts if the end will fit into Jurgen Lopp's style of play, with an emphasis on high energy and work pace.

"He is a player, as we know, who may not be a workaholic at this time, as Klopp would like," he said on Sky Sports. "But my God has an assistance, he has a goal, to establish players.

& # 39; Shaqiri, yes, maybe some problems about him, but he has this in his locker. Set plays, corner kicks, delivery in dangerous areas.

"He's going to go to a club now, which in all respects is a bigger club than Stoke, I think the expectations and demands on him will be what they should be."

Phil Thompson questioned whether Shaqiri would finally be successful in Liverpool

Phil Thompson questioned whether Shaqiri would finally be successful in Liverpool

Phil Thompson questioned whether Shaqiri would finally be successful in Liverpool

However, despite his reservations, Thompson believes that the Swiss international has the right tools to succeed in Liverpool.

"With 13 million pounds it is a cut and I hope this is the best for the child, it could be a Balotelli movement, again it could be a Mane movement and that is the question.

"He has to learn and that's the only thing," Thompson added. & # 39; This high-pressure game that Jurgen demands of everyone. Everyone must fit in and Shaqiri has to bring that to the table. "

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