Shaqiri hoping for final-day drama
Xherdan Shaqiri says he is ‘looking forward’ to Liverpool’s last game of the season at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
Liverpool are second heading into the final game of the campaign on 94 points, just one point behind Manchester City, and the Merseysiders will be hoping the Citizens slip up when they travel to the AMEX Stadium to take on Brighton.
A draw or defeat for Pep Guardiola’s men would hand the Reds the opportunity to clinch the Premier League title, and spirits are high after Tuesday’s sensational European comeback against Barcelona.
Trailing 3-0 from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, Jurgen Klopp’s side produced a monumental effort to win the second leg 4-0 and advance into the final for the second straight season.
Switzerland international Shaqiri knows it will be difficult for Liverpool to end up lifting the PL trophy but he is remaining hopeful all the same.
‘The season is not finished yet,’ he told the club’s official website.
‘We play at home and it’s obviously going to be an amazing atmosphere.
I can’t wait to play on Sunday and to [make] the last game of the season a nice one.
You never know what happens.
‘We are looking forward and it’s going to be a nice game on Sunday.
Let’s see what happens.
‘ Liverpool have not lost at home in the league since April 2017, a sensational 39-match unbeaten run, and punters may decide to use their free bet on the hosts racking up another victory.
The Reds do have injury worries ahead of the match, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Andrew Robertson all doubts.