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Murphy: Xhaka would be a Liverpool star

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes Grant Xhaka would be a star with the Reds.

After being sacked as captain and dropped following a bust-up with Arsenal fans, new boss Mikel Arteta reinstated Xhaka in the team, and appears to have faith that the 27-year-old still has a future at the club.

"If Xhaka was in Liverpool's side with Henderson and Fabinho, he would look a hell of a player because he is technically good, a good passer, has a great shot on him and he has the ability with his great left foot to open you up," Murphy told talkSPORT.

"But when you are playing in a team that is struggling a bit, he is a passenger defensively and a liability. It is a dilemma for Mikel Arteta because he has a squad that needs a bit of tinkering."

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