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Xherdan Shaqiri could help spark Liverpool back to life in key moments

Liverpool have seen most of their first team injured at one time or another this term. The Reds have lost key stars for extended periods in what has proven a unique season for the wrong reasons. One man is starting to return to the fold. Xherdan Shaqiri can help spark Liverpool to life in key moments.

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Liverpool injury crisis

Liverpool have lost players in pretty much every position.

The Reds have been without their starting centre back partnership for most of the season and they’re unlikely to play together again this term.

The midfield has seen the loss of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago and Xherdan Shaqiri.

All of these injuries have disrupted the side’s rhythm and creative output.

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Xherdan Shaqiri return

November saw Liverpool lose Xherdan Shaqiri to a muscle problem.

The Swiss international missed nine games before his return to the fold just before the New Year.

Shaq came on as a late substitute against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, joining James Milner and Thiago in returning from lengthy spells out.

Shaq could make the difference

The Reds have been devoid of a cutting edge in the final third of late.

Liverpool have failed to convert chances in their past couple of games and breaking down stubborn defences has proven difficult.

Xherdan Shaqiri could make the difference in these moments.

Against West Ham he provided an inspired asist for Diogo Jota to clinch the game for the Reds.

He has that moment of creative magic in his pocket.

He’s been written off by some but his return could provide us with a spark we’re crying out for.

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