Man Utd 1-4 Liverpool :jurgen klopp unleashed praise on new signing after Win 'that's not normal '


Shaqiri made his first appearance in a Reds shirt against Manchester United last night following his move from Stoke earlier this month. The Switzerland international has only recently linked up with his new team-mates in the US following his World Cup exploits. And the 26-year-old winger wasted no time in leaving his mark on the fans in the States that saw him score a spectacular overhead kick after coming on from the bench in the second half. The former Stoke man fired home a brilliant acrobatic effort from Ben Woodburn’s cross to score the final goal in their 4-1 win over Jose Mourinho’s side and Klopp admits the whole performance took him by surprise. “That's not normal after four days in the club - adapting that well to the style of play,” Klopp said. “We wanted to help him a little bit with the position so that it's not too complicated, gave him a lot of freedom, offensively playing natural, plus offering runs in behind, which is what he did, especially around the Sturridge goal. Liverpool celebrate Xherdan Shaqiri's goal against Manchester United (Image: GETTY) “It was better than I would have expected, to be honest. I think today it was a game where it was quite easy to come in for pretty much all of them because we played over 90 minutes of really good football on a very difficult pitch for both teams. “We still played simple and quick, kept them moving. After the Dortmund game, I didn't feel really good but I knew I don't have to make it bigger than it is. “It's a pre-season game so if you make mistakes you should lose - if you learn from it that's okay. Today we don't make it bigger of course. “For Shaq, in the moment he signed he wanted to stay immediately at Liverpool and train with us. I think it was a week after he finished the World Cup, so I said: 'No, no, no. Go!' “He came back a few days ago and he was really excited. For him it was very good moment in his career, having already had a real experience at Bayern, at Stoke, at Inter. "Those were important moments in his career and now we have him and he can now play together with a few really nice football players.” Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturbridge and Sheyi Ojo were also on target for Liverpool, while Andreas Pereira scored United’s only goal.

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