Liverpool news: Shaqiri excited for Tottenham clash

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In the latest Liverpool news, Xherdan Shaqiri says he is “looking forward” to Saturday’s trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham Hotspur as the Reds look to cement their place at the top of the Premier League table.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have made a perfect start to their campaign, winning all four matches, and the Merseysiders will be looking to make it five from five when they travel to London.

Liverpool have conceded just one goal so far – that coming in the 2-1 victory over Leicester City last time out – and last season’s Champions League finalists will need to keep that defensive effort going against Spurs.

The Reds lost 4-1 in this fixture last season and the visitors are looking for their first away win against Tottenham since August 2014 – when goals from Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno secured a 3-0 success.

Switzerland international Shaqiri has had to settle for just two substitute appearances since making the switch to Anfield this summer from relegated Stoke City, but more opportunities could be on the way with his new employers entering a hectic period.

Liverpool are about to embark on a chaotic run where they play seven times in 23 days, including two matches with Chelsea and Champions League games against Paris Saint Germain and Napoli.

Klopp has strengthened his side this summer – bringing in the likes of Fabinho, Alisson and Naby Keita – and Shaqiri is feeling optimistic ahead of the important Spurs clash.

He was quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “I’m looking forward to the game, especially now [because] in the next few weeks we have a lot of games, a lot of good games, difficult games. But we will try to keep our good performances and I hope we can win a lot of games.”

Liverpool are 7/5 with bet365 to pick up the win, a draw is priced at 9/4 whilst Spurs are 19/10 to bounce back from the 2-1 loss to Watford last time out.

 

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