Dream 4-2-3-1 Liverpool Lineup featuring Shaqiri and several other stars
Liverpool have been swift in their transfer business, with their potentially game-changing signings. Getting Xherdan Shaqiri for £13m is just a perfect example of that, although there was a release clause to trigger and Stoke City were handcuffed.
The Swiss international is set to either play as an attacking midfielder behind the front three or as a back-up for them. Any choice would be fine as the 26-year-old finally signs for the club he wanted to join four years ago.
Jurgen Klopp now has an abundance of talent in his frontline, so the German can either rotate or play them together in a formation, which could be a deadly prospect for the opposition.
Below, we take a look at the dream Liverpool XI which could take the field in their first league game against West Ham United.
Dream Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Danny Ward (GK)
With Liverpool struggling for choices in the goalkeeping department, Klopp should snub Loris Karius and give Danny Ward a chance to prove his worth by offering the Welshman a first-team role.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)
The teenager broke into the first-team last season and grabbed his chance with both hands. Expect him to play a key role next season as well.
Dejan Lovren (CB)
After a terrible early part of last campaign, Lovren has come back well and he’s been a key figure in Croatia reaching the World Cup final. The Croat had a fantastic game against Real Madrid in the Champions League final as well.
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
Since his arrival from Southampton in January, the Dutchman has a been a colossus for Liverpool and expect him to be a long-term defensive wall for the Reds.
Andrew Robertson (LB)
Another player who broke through last season as one of the star players after his summer move from Hull City. The Scotsman took over from Alberto Moreno and never gave the Spaniard a chance to come back.
Fabinho arrived this summer and has impressed everyone with typical defensive midfield performances in the friendly games. The Brazilian is a treasure to have.
Naby Keita (CM)
Keita has been attracting interests from everyone since his RB Leipzig days. Expect the Guinean to shine at Anfield too. He is a fantastic ball carrier and doesn’t shy away from tackles, something which the fans would love to see on a regular basis.
Xherdan Shaqiri (AM)
Liverpool signed the Swiss international yesterday and there have been opinions flying as to where he will fit in this marvellous frontline. Well, Klopp can play him as a No.10 behind the front three to make that forward line more menacing for Premier League defences.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
Salah has taken the world by surprise with his mesmerising first season at Anfield. Expect the Egyptian to get better, as despite scoring 44 goals last year, he missed a wholesome of chances. Imagine him being more ruthless in front of goal.
Sadio Mane (LW)
Mane was quiet but enjoyed his best season in terms of goals scored and chances created. Liverpool fans would be craving for more from the Senegalese.
Roberto Firmino (ST)
The glue which keeps the Liverpool frontline together, Firmino has been just extraordinary for the Reds. The Brazilian is an all-round forward, a perfect fit for Klopp’s high-pressing system.