Xherdan Shaqiri believes Liverpool have title-winning credentials like Bayern Munich

Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri has said that Liverpool possess the title-winning credentials with the experience of the players within the first-team squad. The Merseyside outfit are currently trailing Manchester City by virtue of goal difference for the top spot but they can leapfrog them with a positive result against Manchester United in their game in hand.

Speaking to reporters, Shaqiri spoke about his time of winning titles at Bayern and believes the same can be replicated at Anfield with the positive mentality within the squad, he said: “I played in Germany and won titles there, so I have experience of it. It has to be a winning mentality and the players need to be focused.

“The mentality is similar [here]. You need to go into games trying to win them and to give everything to do that. I am pretty sure with the talent we have in the team we can achieve a lot. Now we need to keep going this hard until the end. To work hard in training, to take the training into the games and to keep going. There is a long way to go, but we are in a very, very good way to be successful.”

“Liverpool have suffered the single defeat in the Premier League through the campaign and this has exhibited“ the kind of dominance they have possessed on both ends of the field. Nonetheless, the pressure is likely to be on their shoulders during the backend of the campaign where many are expectant of them to “restrict Manchester City from“ retaining the English crown.

Elsewhere, the Reds have been ousted from the FA Cup and League Cup already but they will nonetheless want to impress in the Champions League after the run to the final last season. The Merseyside giants are scheduled to face Bayern during the double-legged round of 16 tie with the opening fixture at Anfield next week. The Reds enjoyed a perfect record in their home stadium during the group phase of the competition.