Xherdan Shaqiri is still just 26.
That’s pretty mad for a man we fully expected to be approaching his mid 30s after bouncing from club to club over Europe during his career.
His latest adventure has taken him to Liverpool – and he marked his debut in perhaps the best way possible.
Why Shaqiri is a Dream Team favourite
- Broke the 100 point barrier on Dream Team last season
- Top scorer and top assist maker for Stoke
- Expected to cost around £3.5m on Dream Team this season
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The Reds met arch rivals Man United in front of over 100,000 fans in Detroit on Saturday night.
And Shaqiri scored a stunning overhead kick to notch Liverpool’s final goal in their 4-1 win after coming on as a second half substitute.
He’d already set up Daniel Sturridge for the Merseysiders’ second goal when Shaqiri thumped home a bicycle kick from Ben Woodburn’s cross.
What a way to announce yourself.
Sadio Mane and Sheyi Ojo got Liverpool’s other goals, whilst Andreas Pereira struck a beautiful free kick for United.
Pre-season fixtures have to be taken with a pinch of salt but United’s preparation for the new Premier League campaign – which begins in just two weeks – has been alarming at best.
Jose Mourinho has continued to lambast a number of his players while many of them are still on holiday after their World Cup exertions.