Sports talkSPORT host Jason Cundy heaps praise on Xherdan Shaqiri’s impact at Liverpool this season Published 5 days ago on December 6, 2018 By Frank Couper Share Tweet SURPRISE PACKAGE Shaqiri joined the Reds for £13million in the summer but has played a bigger role than many could have predicted so far this season Former Chelsea man Jason Cundy has hailed the impact Xherdan Shaqiri has had on the Liverpool team so far this season. Shaqiri joined the Reds for £13million in the summer despite failing to guide his previous club Stoke away from relegation to the Championship in the 2017/18 campaign. Shaqiri celebrates scoring in the Reds’ 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday The Switzerland international was criticised for failing to help the Potters avoid the drop by former team-mate Charlie Adam. There were also doubts about how big a role Shaqiri would play in the first-team at Anfield but he has performed well so far. The attacking midfielder has scored three goals and provided two assists in eleven appearances this season – his most recent strike coming during Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday night. And talkSPORT host Cundy admitted he didn’t feel Shaqiri had it in him to thrive at a top four club like Liverpool. get him back Liverpool can recall loan star from Derby in January, Lampard confirms AMAZING STAT Why Roberto Firmino scoring away from home is Liverpool’s lucky charm INJURY BLOW Liverpool defender Joe Gomez facing six weeks out with leg fracture I’m Confused Dyche left puzzled by Klopp and suggests Sturridge dived facing the axe Premier League sack race odds reveal favourite manager to leave job revealed Every Premier League club ranked by their current unbeaten run in all competitions OLD RIVALS Charlie Adam insists he ‘never intentionally tried to hurt Gareth Bale’ xg explains The correct result of every midweek Premier League match, revealed by stats He said: “Shaqiri has come in and done far better than what I felt he would. “I didn’t think he was a top four player, I thought he was a squad player but he’s come in and upped his game. “We’re seeing the best Shaqiri that I’ve seen in English football and that included some of the stuff he did at Stoke when he and Marko Arnautovic were on fire but it was inconsistent. “Now he’s got a consistency about his game.” This story was originally published by talkSPORT Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:DrivetimeFootballPremier League Up Next Transfer news and football gossip: Chelsea eye Barcelona midfielder, Jack Grealish ‘not bothered’ about Tottenham, Manchester United star linked with West Ham Don't Miss Investigation into Leicester City helicopter crash reveals tail rotor damage Continue Reading You may like Liverpool injury news: Joel Matip taken to hospital after Champions League win over Napoli – reports Arsenal nearly missed out on transfer of Lucas Torreira until Unai Emery called him before the World Cup Barcelona 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Lucas Moura strikes late to send Spurs to Champions League knockout stages Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics17 mins ago Celebs hawking Cîroc vodka didn’t mention paid ad deal: FTC Sean “Diddy” Combs helped to make Cîroc a best-selling vodka — but he and scores of other celebs never said... Business1 hour ago How Eddie Redmayne Inspired Glossier’s Best-Selling Cleanser Glossier, the hit e-commerce beauty brand that recently opened a flagship store in New York, announced Tuesday that it will... Local2 hours ago Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive Image copyright Reuters Image caption Meng Wanzhou has said she will contest allegations of fraud Donald Trump says he could... Local3 hours ago ‘If you Google the word idiot, a picture of Donald Trump comes up?’ Google’s Chief executive Sundar Pichai went in front of US Congress to defend his company to lawmakers. He faced questions... Entertainment3 hours ago Duchess Meghan Gives a Sweet Nod to Father-in-Law Prince Charles Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images A sweet statement! Duchess Meghan gave a... Most Read Local1 week ago Wilder v Fury: Stunning draw in the WBC world heavyweight title fight Sports5 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports5 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?