STAR MAN - It was only a 45 minute display from Shaqiri on his first competitive start for Liverpool, but the Swiss worldwide certainly showed the fans, and Klopp, what he was capable of.
Liverpool have made a sensational start to the season with a 100% record across all competitions, spanning seven games and will want to keep that run against their London rivals.
That squad depth faces a further test on Wednesday evening as Liverpool meets Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
The Belgium worldwide is set to be restricted to minutes in the domestic competitions only and will hope to make a positive impact against Chelsea.
The league cup is a very winnable tournament for Liverpool and as it proved for City last season, it offers a great way to boost morale by winning it.
Klopp said first choice goalkeeper Alisson would be rested with Simon Mignolet taking his place. "It's how we thought - not too serious but it needs to settle". So we will see how we deal with that.
"I'm really, really happy about how we played the game today, because it was clear it was a really hard game, we knew that form the last few games when we played Southampton, but today we were in a really good mood", Klopp said. "Dom is completely back".
Liverpool play their next game against Chelsea on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup as the Reds look to make progress in their first domestic cup of the season. "You made my son happy and we will not forget this day". "It is a really good group, a really strong football team".
But without much fanfare, whether intended or not, Liverpool still improved on the offensive end as Sturridge, who seemed to be back to full fitness, found himself back in the roster after returning from his loan spell.
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