Shaqiri signed for Liverpool in a £13m deal during the summer and, despite not starting regularly, the Swiss international has made a real impact so far. In his column for the Daily Mail, Crouch insisted that he always believed his former teammate would be a success on Merseyside.
"In terms of ability, he is up there with the best I’ve played with. Trust me, he can be whatever he wants to be."
Xherdan Shaqiri has now registered an assist in each of his last three games for Liverpool.⭐— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) October 25, 2018
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Crouch has been impressed by his former side this season and insisted that his Shaqiri can prove to be the difference in winning a trophy.
“Liverpool look the real deal this season. Shaqiri might just be the man who provides the final ingredient to the team. He is genuinely special — it’s up to him to prove it.”
Shaqiri has not nailed down a place in the Liverpool team as yet, but with three assists in eight games in all competitions, the Swiss international has proven to be a successful summer signing.
The beast that is Liverpool’s attack is finally awakening. Shaqiri and Fabinho been brilliant.— LFC TRANSFER GUY (@lfctransfershq) October 24, 2018
The Reds struggled near the end of last season due to the lack of strength in depth, but the signing of Shaqiri summer arrivals of Naby Keita and Fabinho have added more midfield options.