Lloris hopes to return for Tottenham-Liverpool

Lloris hopes to return for Tottenham-Liverpool

"So playing in the Premier League can be hard, but I am very motivated to play here, not just for myself and my team-mates, but for the club". We have not been brilliant but we've been a lot more compact.

The 26-year-old has played just 27 minutes in the league across two substitute appearances but with a series of tough fixtures coming up for Liverpool, Carragher feels that Shaqiri could be a crucial squad player - and hailed the transfer as a "brilliant buy".

"And if we can add the results of the odd bad day to it, you're going to be pretty close". As the opposing team, you have try and stop him getting chances, most importantly by limiting free kicks and corners. So that was going to happen but we got away with it because we won the game against Leicester. That's the most important thing now, to be our goals.

"Because if you're much closer to the top of the Premier League, that means that you're consistently winning matches and playing well which would help you in cup competitions as well".

Liverpool spent big over the summer, splashing out upwards of £175m to bolster their ranks.

He said: "It's competition for places". After that, they play the likes of Napoli, Chelsea twice, PSG and Manchester City within a span of 20-21 days.

Something he underlined when asked about playing for Liverpool stating that they are a great, great but I already know how it is to play in a big club because I have played at Bayern Munich and Inter.

Neville also admitted that as a Man Utd fan he is "concerned" about the progress Klopp's side have made in recent times.

The Spurs skipper missed the 2-1 defeat to Watford before the global break and was also forced to pull out of the France squad for their double-header against Germany and the Netherlands due to a thigh injury.