Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Jürgen Klopp revels in Xherdan Shaqiri's 'little touch of genius'

Jürgen Klopp revels in Xherdan Shaqiri's 'little touch of genius'

Jürgen Klopp said Mohamed Salah had silenced debate over his form by reaching the 50-goal mark for Liverpool faster than any player in the club's illustrious history.

Red Star Belgrade, meanwhile, has just one point in Champions League play, with their last Group C match a 6-1 defeat against PSG.

"I've seen him lots of times and his play is still very, very good".

"The first goal he scored was a genius little linkup play by Shaq (Xherdan Shaqiri)". You shouldn't be constantly be thinking about how you can score again.

'If he is not celebrating, I don't know if he is maybe a bit annoyed about getting asked about it [his scoring record].

"[Klopp] was very frustrated and you can see why", the 46-year-old added. It's an exceptional number, hopefully he can continue. "That happens tonight but it doesn't say too much about the group".

"I think I have the quality and vision to give good passes and you can see that I wanted to give another good performance".

With Messi out for three weeks and Real Madrid next up at the Camp Nou on Sunday, the question was whether Barca could cope minus their star player and captain.

"You score a goal in the Champions league, he should be happy, it's nearly like - I don't know, what is it? The most important thing is to win as a team and the game was brilliant from everyone".

Rafinha replaced Lionel Messi and helped Barcelona win without him as the Brazilian scored the opener in a 2-0 Champions League victory over Inter Milan on Wednesday.

The Switzerland worldwide was fined during the World Cup after he celebrated a goal against Serbia by making an eagle gesture, a symbol similar to the one on the Albanian flag.

Red Star were banned from selling tickets to their fans for the first two away games of this season's Champions League after fans caused disturbances, invaded the pitch and set off fireworks during their qualifier against RB Salzburg in August.

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