Roberto Firmino will start for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur


The Spurs boss described the Reds, who top the Premier League having won all four games before the worldwide break, as one of Europe's best sides during his pre-match press conference.

However, the Switzerland worldwide has impressed during the global break with his national team and is expected to feature more prominently this month due to Liverpool's busy schedule of fixtures across various competitions.

Xherdan Shaqiri thinks Liverpool need to develop a similar type of mentality to dominant Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich if they want to win titles.

"Given the choice at the start of the season - if I were a Liverpool fan - which one would I like to get my hands on, it would probably be the Premier League".

"Because if you're much closer to the top of the Premier League, that means that you're consistently winning matches and playing well which would help you in cup competitions as well".

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Of course, you accept it because that's modern football, you just need to try and focus on the game but these games can often be slow starting and low on quality, because the players aren't fully rested and concentrated.

If Manchester United can do that on Saturday, I can see them winning the game.

"Maybe that wouldn't have been the same past year but hopefully he will have learnt". Sadly, they didn't win a title, but now we try to make a step forward and win honours.

"I'm very motivated to be playing in it - it's an attractive proposition - but I've been told by many people that a lot of overseas players come into the Premier League and they take time to integrate, depending on the circumstances". We are still a young team. "That has to be our aim", Shaqiri said.

The 23-year-old midfielder is expected to start this weekend's match with Tottenham Hotspur despite being left on the bench for Liverpool's previous clash with Leicester City.