Carragher makes bold claim over £12m fee Liverpool paid for winger

Jamie Carragher has praised new Liverpool signing Xherdan Shaqiri, describing him as a ‘steal’ for the price he cost.

The Switzerland international swapped Stoke City for the Reds in the summer after the Potters were relegated from the Premier League last season.

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Many pundits have tipped Jurgen Klopp’s men to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title, and they have made a fine start with six wins from six.

At times Shaqiri’s attitude has been questioned at previous clubs, but Anfield hero Carragher is impressed with the start the 26-year-old has made.

“There’s no doubt there is quality in that left foot, been real evidence of that, certainly a few days ago that free-kick he took, come in score the goal,” Carragher said during Sky’s live coverage of Liverpool v Chelsea in the League Cup.

“But we’ve seen also tonight that he doesn’t have Salah’s blistering pace but for £12million, he’s a steal.”