Shaqiri’s message to his teammates after their superb start to the season

Xherdan Shaqiri scored his first Anfield goal on Saturday – and now he has his sights set on helping this Reds side achieve something special this season.

Shaqiri told “It’s nice to be here. We have a very good team and we want to be successful. When we play like this we can be successful.

“Our goal has to be to be successful. We are in a good way but we have to keep going, it’s just the beginning of the season and we have a lot of games to come.”

On the win over Cardiff, Shaqiri added: “We had to be brave all game and, in the end, I think the result is a little bit too much for this game but it’s a good sign for the team that we believed until the end and we also tried to score more goals. We fully deserved the win.”

At the beginning of the season, few would have been anticipating seeing Shaqiri in the starting XI against Arsenal next weekend, but the way he’s playing, it would be no surprise at all.