first_imgLiverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed that manager Jurgen Klopp asked him to be directly involved in the game prior to his introduction against Manchester United.The Swiss international came off the bench to devastating effect, scoring twice as the Reds defeated arch rivals United 3-1 on Sunday.When asked what Klopp had said to him on the sideline to get such a response from him, Shaqiri said, according to Mirror Football:“He said to me he wanted me to be in the game directly. I tried to be direct in the game and you can see also I prepared myself very [well].”“I watched the game from outside also, so you can see the spaces and there were a lot of spaces between the lines.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I am very good between the lines and try to stay there and pick the ball up to have an impact and stay in the game. In the end I scored two goals and we won the game, that’s a perfect day for us.”Shaqiri also revealed he forced himself to stay positive after he was named on the bench for Sunday’s game.“Obviously I’d be lying if I said you are not disappointed when you are on the bench – every player is disappointed when he’s on the bench,” he explained.“But I always stay positive and try to help the team when I come on and you saw today when I came on I tried to help the team and to have an impact.”last_img