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Shaqiri Talks

Xherdan Shaqiri says he deserves respect after winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich.

Despite arriving on the cheap from relegated Stoke City in the summer, the Swiss winger has turned in some impressive performances for the Reds and says he feels no pressure at Anfield.

“Being relegated with Stoke was a very bad experience for the club and for me and I hope they can come back quickly. But despite what happened there, I am a Champions League winner. I think that deserves respect,” Xherdan said.

“People should remember where I played before, the ­qualities I have, and what I have achieved in the game.

“I played for one of the biggest teams in the world in Munich and again I am playing for one of the big clubs.

“So I don’t feel any pressure from the Liverpool shirt. I think I am settled now and showing my best form.

“It is always important when you join a new club to play well, but also to win games, and obviously we have been doing that.

“It takes time for me to understand what the coach wants and also for my team-mates to understand me.

“I am getting more minutes on the pitch now and I feel I am getting better. It’s great being back in the Champions League. This was what I wanted.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling for me to be at this level after what happened at Stoke last season.

“I have my dreams to win things with Liverpool. Why not?”

Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring Liverpool's third goal with Mohamed Salah against Cardiff City
He wants to do big things at the Reds (Image: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)


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