Why Liverpool ‘deserve’ to beat Tottenham in Champions League final – Shaqiri | Football | Sport


Shaqiri and his Reds team-mates missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City despite amassing a whopping 97 points.

And the former Stoke star says they now want to put that disappointment behind them by claiming the biggest prize in Europe – just one year after losing in the final to Real Madrid.

“I think we had a great season and there is one big final ahead of us,” he said.

“We’ll try everything to win this title because the club deserves it, the fans deserve it and the players deserve it. It’ll be a really special thing if we win it.

“Tottenham is a top team. They showed the world how good they are.

“It’ll be a difficult game, but we’re confident. It’s only 90 minutes and anything can happen.

“We’re very well prepared and we’ll try everything to win this game.”

Shaqiri is already a Champions League winner having lifted the trophy as a Bayern Munich player in 2013.

He was named as a substitute and did not get off the bench as Bayern beat Borussia Dortmund – who were managed by current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp – 2-1 at Wembley.

The Switzerland international is not expected to be in Klopp’s starting XI this time around either but was asked whether this was the biggest game of his career to date.

“It’s difficult to say, it’s one of the biggest because it’s a special game,” he replied.

“I want this emotional thing again. Especially for this club because they’re waiting a long time to win it.”

On Klopp, he added: “He is always relaxed.

“We are always having fun during and after training. He’s a positive person.

“He does everything for us and we give everything for him. We want to win it for him.”

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