Shaqiri wants Reds to savour ‘amazing’ Club World Cup experience

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Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri says The Reds must treasure the experience of playing in the Club World Cup this week in Qatar.

The Swiss dynamo is the only member of the squad to have previously appeared in the CWC during his time at FC Bayern – they won it in 2013.

Speaking to ahead of Liverpool’s semi-final against Monterrey on Wednesday, Shaqiri said:

“It’s special because you play against totally different nations’ clubs, so it’s an amazing experience.

“You cannot always have this experience, it’s a long way to get there so we have to enjoy that too. I won it already with Bayern, it was amazing, and it’s also important for the club: a big trophy, an important trophy.

“We will do everything to win. It’s going to be good – good weather, good teams so we have to enjoy it but also try to win it.

“It’s an opportunity to win it and to bring one more trophy back to Liverpool.”

Mexican side Monterrey will provide stiff opposition for Liverpool at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on Wednesday evening. If Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Monterrey they will play either Flamengo or Al-Hilal in the final on Saturday evening. The losers of both semi-finals play each other on Saturday in the 3rd-place playoff.

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