Xherdan Shaqiri has been labelled a ‘phenomenon’ after making an impressive start to life at Lyon.
Shaqiri left Liverpool to join the French side in the summer transfer window for a fee of around £9.5million.
Jurgen Klopp struggled to get Shaqiri regular game time so he decided to move on to better his career.
Due to injuries, he only made 45 Premier League appearances at Anfield in three seasons. Liverpool was happy to pay him a salary.
He was a fringe player for Klopp, due to the consistency of Sadio Mae and Mohamed Salah. But, he seems to be hitting the ground running at Lyon.
Shaqiri made his first start against Strasbourg on Sunday and picked up an assist in a 3-1 win.
His performance excited the Swiss media, with Tagblatt putting Shaqiri on their front page and labelling him a ‘phenomenon’.
The German language newspaper reports that Shaqiri has already begun ‘conquering the hearts of the fans’ at Lyon and is making Liverpool regret their decision to sell him.
Shaqiri made a substitute appearance in Lyon’s 2-0 win over Rangers in the Europa League on Thursday and the game had a link back to his Liverpool days.
Steven Gerrard, Rangers’ manager and Liverpool legend was seen with Shaqiri at the dugout prior to kick-off at Ibrox.
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Despite all the niceries, Shaqiri clearly loves his decision to leave Merseyside.
“I’m very happy to be here,” He said this at his unveiling. “The negotiation was difficult. For me, it was clear, I wanted to come here. There really was no doubt.
“It’s a very good project with a new coach, whom I like a lot. I am a player who is always hungry to improve.
“This team has a lot of potential. They are a very successful club in France and Europe who want to win titles again.
“I wanted to come, too, to be closer to my family, because I like to have him around me.”