A bicycle kick. On your debut. Against @ManUtd. 😍
All of the angles @XS_11official‘s stunning goal…
…keep an eye out for Curtis Jones’ reaction! 😱🤣 pic.twitter.com/55IOyMUSeU
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 29 July 2018
Jurgen Klopp admitted he was surprised by Xherdan Shaqiri’s Liverpool debut as the £13m summer signing scored a stunning overhead kick and set up Daniel Sturridge’s goal in the 4-1 defeat of Manchester United.
The Switzerland international only joined his new team-mates on their US tour on Tuesday having been given an extended break after the World Cup. Shaqiri replaced Mohamed Salah at the interval in the International Champions Cup fixture and delivered an impressive second half display, capped by a superb final goal in Liverpool’s comprehensive win.
“That’s not normal after four days in the club, adapting that well to the style of play,” the Liverpool manager said. “We wanted to help him a little bit with the position so that it’s not too complicated. We gave him a lot of freedom, offensively playing natural, plus offering runs in behind, which is what he did especially around the Sturridge goal.