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Xherdan Shaqiri put in a tremendous performance against Belgium.

Xherdan Shaqiri produces delightful skill to create Switzerland's fifth goal vs Belgium

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Xherdan Shaqiri is playing some really good football at the moment.

Shaqiri has been extremely impressive since making the £13 million move from Stoke City to Liverpool this summer.

Despite not getting much game time at the start of the season, Jurgen Klopp has begun to call on him more and more in the past few weeks.

And he has repaid his manager's faith by putting in a number of assured displays.

Many Liverpool fans think he has been one of Liverpool's best players this season and he has quickly emerged into a fan favourite.

The 27-year-old is also Switzerland's most important player and his nation needed him to perform against Belgium on Sunday night with a place in the UEFA Nations League finals at stake.

And, fortunately for The Schweizer Nati, he put in one of his best performances of the season.

Shaqiri was by far the best player player on the park as Switzerland overcame an early 2-0 deficit to eventually prevail 5-2.

Xherdan Shaqiri fights off the challenge of Axel Witsel during Switzerland 5-2 Belgium

The Liverpool winger did not find himself on the scoresheet but he still played a key role for his side.

Shaqiri recorded two assists, both for Haris Seferovic, which you can watch below. 

His assist for Seferovic to make it 2-2:

His assist for Seferovic to make it 4-2:

But his best moment in the game occurred right before Switzerland's fifth goal.

Finding himself on the right wing and with two Belgium players surrounding him, Shaqiri produced a sensational piece of skill to find Kevin Mbapu with time and space.

Mbapu would then find Seferovic and he completed his hat-trick with a fine header.

Watch Shaqiri's skill here:

Stop it, Shaqiri. The commentator on Sky Sports labelled him a 'genius' afterwards, and rightly so.

He is playing some sensational football at the moment and his good run of form shows no signs of stopping.

Klopp has been pleased with Shaqiri's performances this season but insisted that he can still improve.

Xherdan Shaqiri is in brilliant form at the moment

When asked by Liverpoolfc.com last week whether Shaqiri has lived up to his expectations so far this season, Klopp replied: “Yeah, or even more. What can I say?

“He’s just a fantastic boy on top, that’s really good, and he knows that he has so much potential still to improve.

“But of course he’s the guy for decisive moments, that’s how it is, and we have to make sure that it stays like this.”

Topics:
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Switzerland Football
Haris Seferovic
Xherdan Shaqiri
Jurgen Klopp
Belgium Football
Liverpool

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