Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri sees no reason for caveats and believes his side, under Jurgen Klopp, can “beat anyone” in this edition of the English Premier League. Liverpool last month completed the signing of the Swiss forward from Stoke City. Shaqiri put pen to paper on a long-term contract with the club at Melwood after completing a medical.
“For me, nothing is impossible,” Shaqiri said in an interview to The Guardian. “We can be everything we want to be. We beat Manchester City in the league and the Champions League last season so I think we can beat anyone in the world. It has to be our ambition to compete with the best and to go on the field against whoever we play trying to win the game and dominate the game. Our aim is to win as many titles as possible. That is the goal of the club now and we are looking forward to the season,” he added.
Shaqiri, who has scored 21 goals in 74 games for Switzerland and started all four of their 2018 World Cup matches, began his career with FC Basel and represented Bayern Munich for two-and-a-half years after joining the Bundesliga club in the summer of 2012.
The 26-year-old, who made 92 appearances across three seasons for Stoke, insisted he joined the Reds with an aim to win titles. “I came here to try to win titles. I think this club needs to have this ambition to win titles, to play for titles, and to be one of the best teams in the world.”
“It is one of the best clubs in the world and so now we try to show that on the pitch. Liverpool had a very successful and good season last year but we didn’t win a title. Now it is important to be very good again and to achieve that last thing. I think we now have the quality and a talented team who can play to win titles. It has to be our goal to try to be the best in the league,” he added.
Liverpool will be facing West Ham United today evening.