Liverpool fans enjoyed the moment between Xherdan Shaqiri and Jurgen Klopp

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If you asked Jurgen Klopp what he wanted from Liverpool's first Premier League match, he might have said a comfortable 4-0 victory with new signings impressing and no injuries.

If he did say that, Klopp got his wish.

Goals from Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and a Sadio Mane brace sealed an easy three points at Anfield, while Naby Keita looked brilliant on his full debut.

Mane’s second goal to make it 3-0 came in the 53rd-minute and, from then on, Liverpool were on easy street.

Klopp even had the luxury of bringing off Roberto Firmino, Mane and Salah.

Coming on for Mane with eight-minutes remaining was £13 million summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri.

Shaqiri was snapped up by relegated Stoke in the summer and has looked brilliant in pre-season - scoring an overhead kick against Manchester United being the highlight.

But even before the Swiss International took to the pitch, Liverpool fans were loving him.

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As he was waiting to be introduced, Shaqiri was given a typical hug from Klopp.

But it was Shaqiri’s reaction that Liverpool fans enjoyed.

He genuinely looked like a little boy looking up at his father.


Just take a look:


It was something that Liverpool supporters thoroughly enjoyed:

Following Shaqiri’s arrival, Klopp insisted that it “wasn’t normal” the way he had settled into life on Merseyside - in a good way.

“That's not normal after four days in the club - adapting that well to the style of play,” Klopp said following Shaqiri’s overhead kick vs United.


“We wanted to help him a little bit with the position so that it's not too complicated, gave him a lot of freedom, offensively playing natural, plus offering runs in behind, which is what he did, especially around the Sturridge goal.

“When he signed for the club, he wanted to start training with us straight away, even though he had not had a holiday after the World Cup. We had to tell him, no, go away for a break and then come back.”

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Naby Keita
Xherdan Shaqiri
Sadio Mane
Roberto Firmino
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
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Daniel Sturridge
West Ham United

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