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Shaqiri makes declaration ahead of hectic Liverpool schedule

Xherdan Shaqiri says he is ready to fire for Liverpool during this hectic run of fixtures.

The Swiss attacker made a rare start against Everton on Wednesday and managed to score in the 5-2 victory alongside fellow perennial substitute Divock Origi.

Jurgen Klopp is likely to call on Shaqiri again with eight games left in December.

And Shaqiri says: "I'm ready," he said.

"I think the coach saw that too in training. I trained very well and he gave me the chance and I think I played very well.

"I've been injured but thank God I don't have knee problems or something. I had some muscle problems, so I just needed a few weeks to recover well. The calf is very dangerous to get a re-injury and I had this so obviously it was not nice but I stayed positive and tried to come back.

"I worked very hard in the gym and with the fitness coaches to come back and be ready when the coach needs me. I'm feeling good.

"At the end of the day it's important to win games with my team, we won it as a team, and obviously when I can contribute it's always good. Let's hope for more games!"

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