Liverpool star says Reds should learn from his former club

Matt Stead

Liverpool “need to have the goal to play for titles,” according to summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri.

Shaqiri arrived from Stoke for around £13million in this most recent transfer window, and brings with him a wealth of experience.

The 26-year-old won three Swiss Super League titles and two Swiss Cups in three seasons with Basel, before playing a smaller role in two Bundesliga title wins, two DFB-Pokals and a Champions League crown with Bayern Munich.

The Switzerland international wants Liverpool to learn from Bayern and adopt the “mentality” of title winners.

“Liverpool need to have the goal to play for titles. We are a big team – big teams have to have the goal to win titles,” he said.

“It’s difficult in the Premier League, because you have a lot of big teams, so competition is there. You need to have a really, really good season to compete.

“At Bayern they only have the mentality of winning titles. Liverpool are one of the biggest teams in the world.

“Last year they had a very good year. Sadly, they didn’t win a title, but now we try to make a step forward and win honours. That’s the most important goal now. To win titles.

“We need to keep working hard. We are still a young team. Every player wants to go forward and try to be better and to help this big club to be successful.

“To be successful you need to play for titles. That has to be our aim.”